Last Name

Walter E Limehouse

InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentEmergency Medicine
AddressP.O. Box MSC 300
265 NT MSC 300
North Tower - 169 Ashley Ave.
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    Dr. Walter Limehouse, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, returned to the Medical University of South Carolina in 1997 to help develop our residency in emergency medicine. Dr. Limehouse graduated from MUSC in 1974. He served in the National Health Service Corps in rural North Carolina and completed residency in pathology at Brown University in Providence, RI. His emergency medicine practice started in 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, during early years of the specialty. He first board-certified in emergency medicine in 1986 and later served as President of Georgia College of Emergency Physicians. He completed a MA in bioethics from Medical College of Wisconsin.

    Dr. Limehouse served as president of University Faculty Senate. He now chairs MUHA ethics committee and directs our healthcare ethics & research ethics consultation services. He facilitates small groups in the Doctoring Curriculum course, Introduction to Clinical Ethics, and lectures on medical ethics, clinical practice, and palliative medicine.

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    1. Derse AR, Moskop JC, McGrath NA, Vearrier LE, Clayborne EP, Goett RR, Limehouse WE. Physician-assisted Death: Ethical Implications for Emergency Physicians. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Feb; 26(2):250-255. PMID: 30230665.
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    2. Jesus JE, Geiderman JM, Venkat A, Limehouse WE, Derse AR, Larkin GL, Henrichs CW. Physician orders for life-sustaining treatment and emergency medicine: ethical considerations, legal issues, and emerging trends. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Aug; 64(2):140-4. PMID: 24743101.
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    3. Limehouse W. A systems-level approach to resolve tension between research misconduct and confidentiality. Am J Bioeth. 2013; 13(10):69-70. PMID: 24024821.
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    4. Limehouse WE, Feeser VR, Bookman KJ, Derse A. A model for emergency department end-of-life communications after acute devastating events--part II: moving from resuscitative to end-of-life or palliative treatment. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Nov; 19(11):1300-8. PMID: 23167864.
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    5. Limehouse WE, Feeser VR, Bookman KJ, Derse A. A model for emergency department end-of-life communications after acute devastating events--part I: decision-making capacity, surrogates, and advance directives. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Sep; 19(9):E1068-72. PMID: 22978734.
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    6. Harling WL, Limehouse W, Williams SP. Pain management: prescribing controlled substances for patients receiving palliative care or hospice. J S C Med Assoc. 2012 Apr; 108(2):40-2. PMID: 23270068.
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    7. Limehouse W, Foster R. Creating a standardized system for allocation of scarce clinical resources in response to an all hazards mass casualty disaster. J S C Med Assoc. 2011 Jun; 107(3):70-3. PMID: 22057706.
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    8. Walter Limehouse. SC Bar - online CLE. Health Care Issues Facing Estate Planning—A Physician’s Perspective. 2010.
    9. SC Pandemic Influenza Ethics Task Force. South Carolina Prepares for Pandemic Influenza:. 2009.
    10. W. Limehouse, MD. ACEP News. Futility is in the Eye of the Beholder. 2008; 27(6):16.
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