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

Haunted by a word, a family battles medical examiner’s office

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One word on a blue death certificate has tormented the family of David J. Haverty Jr. since his 2009 death.

Judge awards $4m to parents of child in high-profile case

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A judge awarded $4 million in damages Thursday to a couple who filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their former Cambridge nanny.

Falmouth doctor files lawsuit seeking right to die: ‘It’s an option that I want to have’

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Dr. Roger Kligler asked a judge to affirm his right to die by obtaining a lethal dose of medication from his doctor.

Mass. General explores possible new ‘green’ pediatric hospital

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A neurosurgeon takes on a new assignment: creating a new “green” facility that physicially unifies all of the hospital’s children’s services.