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Forging a New Frontier By Kristen McMahon


he American health care system has two great moral imperatives — individual rights and communal solidarity — that often clash, particularly when bioethics enter the fray.

However, if the system is ever to be effectively overhauled, these conflicting interests must be reconciled and nurtured. That rare and difficult task is precisely the mission of Janet Dolgin, the Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished Professor of Health Care Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and professor of science education at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Through an interdisciplinary approach of academic research, coursework and community engagement, Dolgin hopes to

It is the mission of those in the law and medical fields to work

together to develop solutions.






critical problems of health care in America, from federal health care reform to the delivery of health care services by professionals.


Hofstra Law Report, Spring 2012