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A Cognitive Theory Of Trust, Claire A. Hill, Erin Ann O'Hara Jan 2006

A Cognitive Theory Of Trust, Claire A. Hill, Erin Ann O'Hara

Washington University Law Review

Interpersonal trust is currently receiving widespread attention in theacademy. A fast-growing legal literature can draw insights from trust scholars in several other fields, including sociology, psychology,
political science, economics, neuroscience, medicine, and management to explore the effects of legal policy on the nature of trust in interpersonal relationships. The issues are fundamental and worthy of more serious exploration: To what extent do legal rules, cases, and law enforcement efforts enhance or detract from the trust present in relationships? How can a better understanding of trust help us devise tools to improve human social and economic interactions?


Hastened Death And The Regulation Of The Practice Of Medicine, Ronald A. Lindsay, Rebecca P. Dick, Tom L. Beauchamp Jan 2006

Hastened Death And The Regulation Of The Practice Of Medicine, Ronald A. Lindsay, Rebecca P. Dick, Tom L. Beauchamp

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

We begin with a summary of the controversy over legalized assistance in hastening death and a description of how that controversy led to Gonzales v. Oregon. We then review the Gonzales decision, explaining what it did and did not resolve. Looking to how these issues should be analyzed in the future, we will explain why a fundamental distinction currently embedded in the law is unhelpful in analysis of the legitimacy of assistance in hastening death. We will argue that, correctly understood, assistance in hastening death is properly regarded as a medical practice, or, more broadly stated, that a physician legitimately ...