Cleveland - "At Face Value," written by Dermatology Times Senior Editor Karen Donley-Hayes, appeared in the June 21, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, Vol.295, No. 23, 2701-2702). A story spurred by the essay was also published on Heathday.com, and Ms. Donley-Hayes was interviewed for the University of Kentucky's Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine program, which aired on WUKY 91.3 FM UK Public Radio.
Ms. Donley-Hayes wrote the paper while a student in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.) program at Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio.
"We studied end-of-life issues; I wrote about the death of my best friend from breast cancer, and how the medical community, in general, deals with death," she says, noting that the class, Contemporary Ethics, illuminated many issues facing the medical community and its patients.