Marshall B. Kapp

Marshall Kapp was educated at Johns Hopkins University (BA), George Washington University Law School (JD with honors) and Harvard University School of Public Health (MPH). Since August 1980, he has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine at Wright State University, where he teaches courses on the legal and ethical aspects of health care. He is also Director of WSU's Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Dayton School of Law.

Mr. Kapp is the author or co-author of a substantial number of published articles, book chapters, and reviews. His books include: Geriatrics and the Law: Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilities (Springer Publishing Company, 1985, Second Edition, 1992, and Third Edition, 1999); Legal Guide for Medical Office Managers (Pluribus Press, 1985); Preventing Malpractice in Long Term Care: Strategies for Risk Management (Springer Publishing Company, 1987); Legal Aspects of Health Care for the Elderly: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1988); Ethical and Legal Issues in Home Health Care (Appleton and Lange), which was named by the American Journal of Nursing as one of its 1990 "Books of the Year"; Ethical Aspects of Health Care for the Elderly: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1992); Key Words in Ethics, Law, and Aging: A Guide to Contemporary Usage (Springer Publishing Company, 1995); Our Hands Are Tied: Legal Tensions and Medical Ethics (Auburn House, 1998); and Lessons in Law and Aging: A Tool for Educators and Students (Springer Publishing Company, 2001).

He is also co-editor of Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care for the Elderly (Health Administration Press, 1985), which was named by the American Journal of Nursing as one of its 1986 "Books of the Year," editor of Patient Self-Determination in Long-Term Care (Springer Publishing Company, 1994), and co-editor of Older Adults' Decision-Making and the Law (Springer Publishing Company, 1995). Mr. Kapp is the founding editor of the Ethics, Law, and Aging Review (formerly the Journal of Ethics, Law, and Aging) and founding editor of Springer Publishing Company's Book Series on Ethics, Law and Aging.

He has served as a consultant to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the Federal Administration on Aging, the American Hospital Association, the Institute of Medicine and the Retirement Research Foundation, and he has testified before the Senate Aging Committee. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the American College of Legal Medicine. He spent the 1987-88 academic year on Professional Development Leave as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faculty Fellow in Health Care Finance.

In 1997, Mr. Kapp received the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management Award for Writing Excellence as Author of the Year from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. In 1998, he was named Ohio Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Research Council in Aging. During the 1998-99 academic year, he served as the Dr. Arthur Grayson Memorial Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Medicine at Southern Illinois University.

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