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Department of Medical Humanities


Theodore R. LeBlang, J.D.
Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Law
SIU Schools of Medicine and Law


Research Interests

  • Legal aspects of medical practice
  • Medical malpractice law
  • Legal issues in the physician-patient relationship
  • Informed consent
  • The physician's role in the administration of justice
  • Legal-medicine education

Curricular Topics

  • General law and medicine
  • Medical malpractice
  • Legal aspec ts of informed consent
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Withholding/withdrawing life/sustaining treatment
  • The physician as an expert witness
  • Abortion and the law
  • Mental health law
  • Domestic violence

Degrees and Granting Institutions

  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law

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