Patricia Wen

Wen writes mostly about social service, family and health issues. She has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, once for feature writing and also as part of a team for national reporting. A Harvard graduate, Wen has also twice won the Casey Medal for coverage of children and family issues.

Latest stories

Healey wants lawmakers, not courts, to decide right-to-die issue

By , Globe Staff

AG Maura Healey and other top state law enforcement officials want a judge to dismiss a right-to-die lawsuit filed by a Falmouth cancer patient.

Medical examiner to retire, leaving a complicated legacy

By , Globe Staff

The Massachusetts chief medical examiner, Dr. Henry Nields, is widely admired, but also struggled to cope with controversies under his watch.

Mass. physicians open debate on end-of-life options

By , Globe Staff

A debate about whether to poll physicians about their views on end-of-life care exposed deep divides in the Mass. medical community, including over terminology.

Authorities probing two-year-old Brockton boy’s injuries

By , Globe Staff

The boy remains hospitalized with serious injuries.