Advisor: William J. Winslade, Ph.D., J.D., Ph.D.
Dissertation Title: Precedent Autonomy of Alzheimer’s Patients, Especially as to Nutrition, Hydration, and Palliative Sedation
Current position and address:
Paulie, as he prefers to be called, spent thirty years in the kitchen of his family's restaurant here in Galveston. His post-retirement education began as an effort to be a better Sunday school teacher that slowly evolved into an interest in Roman Catholic moral theology and finally morphed into a desire to apply principles of moral theology to modern medicine. He is particularly interested in the moral issues that arise with dementia, especially the rejection of artificial nutrition and hydration through the use of an advance directive, as well as preemptive palliative sedation.