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Ben A Rich

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Bioethics
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
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    1. Orentlicher D, Pope TM, Rich BA. Clinical Criteria for Physician Aid in Dying. J Palliat Med. 2016 Mar; 19(3):259-62. PMID: 26539979; PMCID: PMC4779271.
    2. Rich BA. Your morality, my mortality: conscientious objection and the standard of care. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2015 Apr; 24(2):214-30. PMID: 25719357.
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    3. Goldberg DS, Rich BA. Few benefits, likely harms: against universal random urine drug screening in pain management. Pain Med. 2014 Dec; 15(12):2000-1. PMID: 25376562.
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    4. Rich BA. Pathologizing suffering and the pursuit of a peaceful death. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2014 Oct; 23(4):403-16. PMID: 25032505.
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    5. Orentlicher D, Pope TM, Rich BA. The changing legal climate for physician aid in dying. JAMA. 2014 May 21; 311(19):1961-2. PMID: 24733479.
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    6. Rich BA. Prognosis terminal: truth-telling in the context of end-of-life care. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2014 Apr; 23(2):209-19. PMID: 24534742.
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    7. Rich BA. Capsule commentary on Turner et al., chronic opioid therapy risk reduction initiative: impact on urine drug testing rates and results. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Feb; 29(2):358. PMID: 24186054; PMCID: PMC3912292.
    8. Rich BA. Structuring conversations on the fact and fiction of brain death. Am J Bioeth. 2014; 14(8):31-3. PMID: 25046294.
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    9. Rich BA. Observations on the nature and extent of injustice in the American prison system. Am J Bioeth. 2014; 14(7):1-3. PMID: 24978401.
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    10. Rich BA. Justice, mercy, and the terminally ill prisoner. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2013 Oct; 22(4):382-8. PMID: 23915468.
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    11. Singh N, Fishman S, Rich B, Orlowski A. Prescription opioid forgery: reporting to law enforcement and protection of medical information. Pain Med. 2013 Jun; 14(6):792-8. PMID: 23461809.
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    12. Rich BA. Suicidality, refractory suffering, and the right to choose death. Am J Bioeth. 2013; 13(3):18-20. PMID: 23428029.
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    13. Rich BA. Distinguishing difficult patients from difficult maladies. Am J Bioeth. 2013; 13(4):24-6. PMID: 23514392.
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    14. Rich BA. The war on drugs versus the war on pain: surviving two perfect storms. Pain Manag. 2012 Nov; 2(6):523-6. PMID: 24645881.
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    15. Rich BA. Off-label prescribing: in search of a reasonable patient-centered approach. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2012 Jun; 26(2):131-3. PMID: 22764850.
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    16. Rich BA. Terminal suffering and the ethics of palliative sedation. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2012 Jan; 21(1):30-9. PMID: 22152456.
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    17. Rich BA. Baxter v. Montana: what the Montana Supreme Court said about dying, dignity, and palliative options of last resort. Palliat Support Care. 2011 Sep; 9(3):233-7. PMID: 21838944.
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    18. Rich BA, Dubois M. Pain, ethics, and public policy. Pain Med. 2011 Sep; 12(9):1295-6. PMID: 21914114.
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    19. Rich BA, Paterniti DA. Conversations about treatment at the end of life. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jun; 26(6):568-9. PMID: 21448754; PMCID: PMC3101963.
    20. Rich BA, Webster LR. A review of forensic implications of opioid prescribing with examples from malpractice cases involving opioid-related overdose. Pain Med. 2011 Jun; 12 Suppl 2:S59-65. PMID: 21668758.
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    21. Rich BA. A death of one's own: the perils and pitfalls of continuous sedation as the ethical alternative to lethal prescription. Am J Bioeth. 2011 Jun; 11(6):52-3. PMID: 21678222.
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    22. Brushwood DB, Rich BA, Coleman JJ, Bolen J, Wong W. Legal liability perspectives on abuse-deterrent opioids in the treatment of chronic pain. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2010 Dec; 24(4):333-48. PMID: 21133741.
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    23. Payne R, Anderson E, Arnold R, Duensing L, Gilson A, Green C, Haywood C, Passik S, Rich B, Robin L, Shuler N, Christopher M. A rose by any other name: pain contracts/agreements. Am J Bioeth. 2010 Nov; 10(11):5-12. PMID: 21104545.
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    24. Cassell EJ, Rich BA. Intractable end-of-life suffering and the ethics of palliative sedation. Pain Med. 2010 Mar; 11(3):435-8. PMID: 20088855.
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    25. Chou R, Fanciullo GJ, Fine PG, Adler JA, Ballantyne JC, Davies P, Donovan MI, Fishbain DA, Foley KM, Fudin J, Gilson AM, Kelter A, Mauskop A, O'Connor PG, Passik SD, Pasternak GW, Portenoy RK, Rich BA, Roberts RG, Todd KH, Miaskowski C. Clinical guidelines for the use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain. J Pain. 2009 Feb; 10(2):113-30. PMID: 19187889; PMCID: PMC4043401.
    26. Kon AA, Rich B, Sadorra C, Marcin JP. Complex bioethics consultation in rural hospitals: using telemedicine to bring academic bioethicists into outlying communities. J Telemed Telecare. 2009; 15(5):264-7. PMID: 19590034.
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    27. Rich BA. Deconstructing the litigious pain patient. Pain Med. 2008 Nov; 9(8):1143-5. PMID: 18823389.
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    28. Rich BA. A chronic pain patient's perspective on opioid tolerance. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2007; 21(1):43-5. PMID: 17430830.
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    29. Rich BA. Gonzales versus Oregon:the Oregon Death with Dignity Act Meets the Controlled Substances Act. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2007; 21(3):79-85. PMID: 18032363.
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    30. Rich BA. Causation and intent: persistent conundrums in end-of-life care. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2007; 16(1):63-73. PMID: 17345968.
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    31. Rich BA. The treating physician as expert witness: ethical and pragmatic considerations. Pain Med. 2006 Sep-Oct; 7(5):460-3. PMID: 17014608.
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    32. Ballard DW, Derlet RW, Rich BA, Lowe RA. EMTALA, two decades later: a descriptive review of fiscal year 2000 violations. Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Mar; 24(2):197-205. PMID: 16490650.
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    33. Rich BA. Of smoke, mirrors, and passive-aggressive behaviors. Pain Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 7(1):78-9. PMID: 16533204.
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    34. Rich BA, Casarett D, Battin MP. Ethics forum. 75-year-old man has end-stage prostate cancer with metastases to bone. Pain Med. 2005 Nov-Dec; 6(6):459-63. PMID: 16336483.
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    35. Rich BA. The doctor as double agent. Pain Med. 2005 Sep-Oct; 6(5):393-5; discussion 396. PMID: 16266362.
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    36. Ethics charter from American Academy of Pain Medicine. Pain Med. 2005 May-Jun; 6(3):203-12. PMID: 15972083.
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    37. Sullivan M, Terman GW, Peck B, Correll DJ, Rich B, Clark WC, Latta K, Lebovits A, Gebhart G. APS position statement on the use of placebos in pain management. J Pain. 2005 Apr; 6(4):215-7. PMID: 15820908.
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    38. Rich BA. Introduction: bioethics in court. J Law Med Ethics. 2005; 33(2):194-7. PMID: 16083079.
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    39. Rich BA. Medical custom and medical ethics: rethinking the standard of care. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2005; 14(1):27-39. PMID: 15747480.
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    40. Rich BA. The politics of pain: rhetoric or reform? DePaul J Health Care Law. 2005; 8(3):519-58. PMID: 16619424.
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    41. Rich BA. Current legal status of advance directives in the United States. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2004 Jul 15; 116(13):420-6. PMID: 15344340.
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    42. Gilbert HC, Rich BA, Fine P. Quality of care, teaching responsibilities, and patients' preferences. Pain Med. 2004 Jun; 5(2):206-11. PMID: 15209976.
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    43. Rich BA. Thinking the unthinkable:the clinician as perpetrator of elder abuse in patients in pain. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2004; 18(3):63-74. PMID: 15364633.
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    44. Hofmann PB, Rubin SB, Brody RV, Rich BA. Possible limits to the surrogate's role: when a patient lacks decisionmaking capacity, is the surrogate's role absolute? Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2004; 13(1):96-104. PMID: 15045921.
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    45. Rich BA. A placebo for the pain: a medico-legal case analysis. Pain Med. 2003 Dec; 4(4):366-72. PMID: 14750916.
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    46. Rich BA. Medico-legal commentary. Pain Med. 2003 Jun; 4(2):202-5. PMID: 12873270.
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    47. Rich BA. Oregon v. Ashcroft: the battle over the soul of medicine. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2003; 12(3):310-21. PMID: 12889338.
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    48. Rich BA. Oregon versus Ashcroft: pain relief, physician-assisted suicide, and the Controlled Substances Act. Pain Med. 2002 Dec; 3(4):353-60. PMID: 15099245.
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    49. Fishman SM, Fishbain D, Kulich R, Rich BA, Richeimer S, Shomaker TS. Forensic pain medicine. Pain Med. 2002 Dec; 3(4):352. PMID: 15099244.
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    50. Rich BA. Prognostication in clinical medicine: prophecy or professional responsibility? J Leg Med. 2002 Sep; 23(3):297-358. PMID: 12230811.
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    51. Rich BA. The ethics of surrogate decision making. West J Med. 2002 Mar; 176(2):127-9. PMID: 11897739; PMCID: PMC1071685.
    52. Rich BA. The tyranny of judicial formalism: oral directives and clear and convincing evidence standard. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2002; 11(3):292-302. PMID: 12082911.
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    53. Rich BA. Moral conundrums in the courtroom: reflections on a decade in the culture of pain. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2002; 11(2):180-90. PMID: 11901775.
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    54. Rich BA. Moral lessons from the jury box. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2002; 16(1):81-92. PMID: 14650451.
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    55. Rich BA. Physicians' legal duty to relieve suffering. West J Med. 2001 Sep; 175(3):151-2. PMID: 11527832.
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    56. Rich BA. Prioritizing pain management in patient care. Has the time come for a new approach. Postgrad Med. 2001 Sep; 110(3):15-7. PMID: 11570201.
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    57. Rich BA. Defining and delineating a duty to prognosticate. Theor Med Bioeth. 2001 Jun; 22(3):177-92. PMID: 11499494.
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    58. Resnik D, Rehm M, Rich BA. Pain and sickle cella anemia. Hastings Cent Rep. 2001 May-Jun; 31(3):29; discussion 29-30. PMID: 11478121.
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    59. Rich BA. An ethical analysis of the barriers to effective pain management. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2000; 9(1):54-70. PMID: 10721469.
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    60. Nelson-Marten P, Rich BA. A historical perspective of informed consent in clinical practice and research. Semin Oncol Nurs. 1999 May; 15(2):81-8. PMID: 10222507.
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    61. Rich BA. Personhood, patienthood, and clinical practice: reassessing advance directives. Psychol Public Policy Law. 1998 Sep; 4(3):610-28. PMID: 12803209.
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    62. Rich BA. Advance directives. The next generation. J Leg Med. 1998 Mar; 19(1):63-97. PMID: 9564095.
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    63. Rich BA. Postmodern personhood: a matter of consciousness. Bioethics. 1997 Jul-Oct; 11(3-4):206-16. PMID: 11654774.
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    64. Rich BA. A legacy of silence: bioethics and the culture of pain. J Med Humanit. 1997; 18(4):233-59. PMID: 11655204.
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    65. Rich BA. Prospective autonomy and critical interests: a narrative defense of the moral authority of advance directives. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 1997; 6(2):138-47. PMID: 9179408.
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    66. Rich BA. The values history: restoring narrative identity to long-term care. J Ethics Law Aging. 1996 Fall-Winter; 2(2):75-84. PMID: 11655189.
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    67. Rich BA. Postmodern medicine: deconstructing the Hippocratic Oath. Forum Appl Res Public Policy. 1993; 65(1):77-136. PMID: 11660319.
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    68. Rich BA. Irrational and pregnant. Hastings Cent Rep. 1992 May-Jun; 22(3):44-5. PMID: 1445547.
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    69. Rich BA. The values history: a new standard of care. Emory Law J. 1991; 40(4):1109-81. PMID: 11652633.
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    70. Rich BA. The assault on privacy in healthcare decisionmaking. Denver Univ Law Rev. 1991; 68(1):1-55. PMID: 11651237.
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