Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy

Document Type

Symposium Article


In the past 100 years, the advances in medical science and technology have shaped the health care delivery system in remarkable ways. The side effect of these advances has been a tendency to dehumanize the dying process, and consequently it has led to the rise of a specialty focused merely on bridging this gap in care. The public’s expectations of our legal, licensing, and medical education systems have also reflected this evolution in health care.