William L Allen

William L Allen, JD, MDiv

Associate Professor

Department: MD-BIOETHICS LAW / MEDICINE
Business Phone: (352) 273-5155
Business Email: wmallen@ufl.edu

About William L Allen

Professor Allen is a member of the UF Health Shands Hospital Ethics Consult Service, is an Editorial Board Member for Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, and serves on the UF Genetics Institute Executive Committee. He teaches clinical and research ethics to medical students, pharmacy students, and graduate students. His publications include ethical and legal issues related to advances in genetic technology, advance directives, euthanasia, conscientious objection in health professions, and regulatory issues in pain management.

Publications

2020
Medical Ethics Issues in Dementia and End of Life.
Current psychiatry reports. 22(6) [DOI] 10.1007/s11920-020-01150-7. [PMID] 32388736.
2020
When “Objectivity” in Clinical Benefit is Seen Through Different Lenses.
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB. 20(3):68-70 [DOI] 10.1080/15265161.2020.1714804. [PMID] 32116173.
2018
Accommodating Conscience Without Curtailing Women’s Rights, Health, and Lives.
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB. 18(7):64-66 [DOI] 10.1080/15265161.2018.1478030. [PMID] 30040554.
2015
Proceedings of the Second Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: What’s in the Pipeline.
The International journal of neuroscience. 125(7):475-85 [DOI] 10.3109/00207454.2014.999268. [PMID] 25526555.
2012
Will the last health care professional to forgo patient advocacy please call an ethics consult?
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB. 12(8):19-20 [DOI] 10.1080/15265161.2012.692447. [PMID] 22852537.
2011
Dtc Genetic Testing Companies Fail Transparency Prescriptions
New Genetics and Society. 30(4):291-307 [DOI] 10.1080/14636778.2011.600434.
2011
Implications of the 2008 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act for medical education.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 86(6):768-72 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318217e325. [PMID] 21512367.
2011
Let’s Do Not Resuscitate Placebo Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB. 11(11):24-5 [DOI] 10.1080/15265161.2011.604245. [PMID] 22047120.
2010
Ethical analysis of translational research is more complex than distinguishing T1 from T2.
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB. 10(8):33-5 [DOI] 10.1080/15265161.2010.494227. [PMID] 20694903.
2005
Erring too far on the side of life: deja vu all over again in the Schiavo saga.
Stetson law review. 35(1):123-45 [PMID] 17099996.
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2004
Cancer patient and caregiver experiences: communication and pain management issues.
Journal of pain and symptom management. 28(6):566-78 [PMID] 15589081.
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2003
An overview of stem cell research and regulatory issues.
Mayo Clinic proceedings. 78(8):993-1003 [PMID] 12911047.
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2003
Distinction between innovative therapy and research.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 60(4):383-5 [PMID] 12625223.
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2000
Policy decisions about the human genome.
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 40(5 Suppl 1):S62-3 [PMID] 11029874.
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1996
Constitutional right to pharmaceutically assisted death.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 53(15):1797-9 [PMID] 8842311.
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1996
Pharmaceutically assisted death and the pharmacist’s right of conscience.
The Journal of pharmacy & law. 5(1):1-18 [PMID] 11657421.
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1995
Advance directives. Population prevalence and demand in Florida.
The Journal of the Florida Medical Association. 82(12):811-4 [PMID] 8568505.
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1994
HIV testing. Informed consent and confidentiality.
The Journal of the Florida Medical Association. 81(1):35-7 [PMID] 8133233.
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1993
Questionable competency of a surrogate decision maker under a durable power of attorney.
The Journal of clinical ethics. 4(2):166-8 [PMID] 8334280.
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Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2010-2021
GMS6221 Ethics in Genetics
2015-2021
PHA5239 Appl Pharm Law Ethics
2019-2021
BMS6092 Research and Discovery
2019-2021
BMS6003 Genetics and Health
2020-2021
BMS6091 Hlth Outcomes Plcy 1
2018-2021
GMS6875 Ethical and Policy Issues in Clinical Research
2018-2019,2021
PHA5703 Prin Ph Law and Ethics
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2018
MDC7830 Psychiatry Clerkship
2018
MDC7124 Family Med/Geriatrics
2018
PHA5876C Pt Care 8 Complex Pts
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2013-2018
MDT7100 Elect Top/Community
2017
PHA5933 Select Top Pharmacy
2016
MDT7200 Elect Top/Medicine
2009-2016
GMS6931 Ethical/Policy Issues
2011-2015
PHA6289 Regulating Clinical Research
2013-2014
BMS6031 Foundations of Med
2011-2014
PHA6893 Research Ethics
2010-2013
MEL7947 Elect Top/Community
2011-2012
BMS6822 Social and Ethic Issues
2010
PHA6935 Sel Topics Pharmacy
2010
PHA6796 Study Design in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy Research
2009-2010
ZOO4926 Special Topics in Zoology
2008
GMS6181 Spec Topics Microbiol

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5155
Emails:
Business:
wmallen@ufl.edu