Susan E Sherman

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This qualitative study examines the judgment standard preferences of older adults related to surrogate decision-making for medical treatment. Thirty community dwelling adults over the age of 60 were presented with scenarios that depicted three decision-making standards, two of which are the predominant legal standards (substituted judgment and best(More)
Aterrorist nuclear detonation of 10 kilotons would have catastrophic physical, medical, and psychological consequences and could be accomplished with a device in a small truck. Tens of thousands of injured and ill survivors and uninjured, concerned citizens would require medical care or at least an assessment and instructions. In proximity to the incident(More)
This article summarizes public health legal issues that need to be considered in preparing for and responding to nuclear detonation. Laws at the federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, and community levels can have a significant impact on the response to an emergency involving a nuclear detonation and the allocation of scarce resources for affected(More)
Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies involving medical countermeasures (MCMs) raise often complex legal challenges and questions among response stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels. This includes concerns about emergency legal authorities, liability, emergency use of regulated medical products, and regulations that might(More)
This article discusses the steps that the Department of Health and Human Services follows to authorize emergency use of products under section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act through Emergency Use Authorizations. We provide examples of when the department might authorize such emergency use and describe the products for which the department(More)
In 2014, the United States in partnership with international organizations and nearly 30 partner countries launched the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to accelerate progress to improve prevention, detection, and response capabilities for infectious disease outbreaks that can cause public health emergencies. Objective 9 of the GHSA calls for improved(More)
The community college-nursing home partnership has two major objectives: to develop nursing potential in long-term care settings and to influence the redirection of associate degree nursing education to include active participation in long-term care settings. Successful partnerships are built on a commitment to high quality education for students and high(More)