Robert S Olick, JD, PhD
- Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities
Research Programs and Affiliations
- Bioethics and Humanities
Law, Ethics, and Physician-Patient Relationship; End-of -Life Issues; Ethical/Legal Issues in Genetics
- Adults and Children
- Ethics Consultation
Current Hospital Privileges
- Upstate University Hospital
As Associate Professor at CBH, Dr. Olick teaches medical ethics and health law and is the Director of the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medicine (ELSIM) component of the Practice of Medicine curriculum for all first year medical students. He also teaches Bioethics at the Bedside for third year students. Previous positions include having served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission.
Published writings address a range of topics at the intersection of law, medicine, ethics and public policy. His first book is in the area of end-of-life decisions. He is also co-author of a book on genetic research with stored human tissues.
Olick RS. Taking Advance Directives Seriously: Prospective Autonomy and Decisions Near the End of Life. (Georgetown University Press, 2001.
Weir RF, Olick RS. The Stored Tissue Issue: Ethics, Law and Policy in
the Era of Molecular Genetics. (Oxford University Press, 2004).
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/olickr