Rosemary Behmer Hansen

Rosemary Behmer Hansen
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School | UMDNJ

MA Bioethics and MPH


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Publications (8)
Since USA constitutional precedent established in 1976, adolescents have increasingly been afforded the right to access contraception without first obtaining parental consent or authorisation. There is general agreement this ethically permissible. However, long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods have only recently been prescribed to the...
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (TS) is a childhood neuropsychiatric disorder characterised by the presence of motor and vocal tics. Patients with malignant TS experience severe disease sequelae; risking morbidity and mortality due to tics, self-harm, psychiatric comorbidities and suicide. By definition, those cases termed ‘malignant’ are refractory...
Introduction On average, more women in the United States graduate from medical school compared to men. Yet, women comprise 17% of neurosurgery residents and are less likely to pursue fellowship subspecialty training. Those who pursue surgical fellowships tend to be disproportionately concentrated within pediatrics, a phenomenon that occurs not only...
Background: Encephalopathy is reported to have affected 250,000 people in the United States over the last decade, with considerable morbidity and mortality. Baclofen, a gamma-aminobutyric acid-B agonist that acts on the central nervous system, is the drug most widely used to treat spasticity. Baclofen overdose is a potentially deadly condition tha...
Introduction A preliminary investigation conducted to assist with some ethically complicated burn patients indicated that there is a dearth of research on the ethics of burn care, especially by those formally trained in clinical ethics. The paucity of research has resulted in a lack of understanding on the part of clinical ethicists regarding the q...


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