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Exploring Cultural Competence In The Context Of Medical-Legal Partnership, Recent Developments In Health Care Law: Culture And Controversy, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley Nov 2015

Exploring Cultural Competence In The Context Of Medical-Legal Partnership, Recent Developments In Health Care Law: Culture And Controversy, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley

Sylvia B. Caley

This article reviews recent developments in health care law, focusing on controversy at the intersection of health care law and culture. The article addresses: emerging issues in federal regulatory oversight of the rapidly developing market in direct-to-consumer genetic testing, including questions about the role of government oversight and professional mediation of consumer choice; continuing controversies surrounding stem cell research and therapies and the implications of these controversies for healthcare institutions; a controversy in India arising at the intersection of abortion law and the rights of the disabled but implicating a broader set of cross-cultural issues; and the education of U ...


The Health Law Partnership, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

The Health Law Partnership, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

No abstract provided.


Legal And Practical Consequences Of The Commercial Use Of Human Cells And Tissue, Sylvia Caley, L. Reinbacher, P. Strengers, B. Cohen Nov 2015

Legal And Practical Consequences Of The Commercial Use Of Human Cells And Tissue, Sylvia Caley, L. Reinbacher, P. Strengers, B. Cohen

Sylvia B. Caley

With increasing frequency, human organs and tissues are being placed in the stream of commercial transactions to be treated as commodities. The transplant community, the media, and legislative bodies are following this commercial development with intense interest. The following three topics — the commercialization of biotechnology products, the media’s response to transplant activities, and the European Community’s (EC) development of policies and regulations concerning organ and tissue replacement therapy — highlight many of the ethical and legal concerns facing transplant medicine today. Preparation for the challenges of the future begins with honest appraisal and analysis of the evolution of ethical ...


Bridging The Quality Gap With Medical-Legal Partnerships, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

Bridging The Quality Gap With Medical-Legal Partnerships, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

No abstract provided.


The Health Law Partnership: A Medical-Legal Partnership Strategically Designed To Provide A Coordinated Approach To Public Health Legal Services, Education, Advocacy, Evaluation, Research, And Scholarship, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley Nov 2015

The Health Law Partnership: A Medical-Legal Partnership Strategically Designed To Provide A Coordinated Approach To Public Health Legal Services, Education, Advocacy, Evaluation, Research, And Scholarship, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley

Sylvia B. Caley

Low-income children, especially those with chronic disease and other health issues, are among the most vulnerable members of society. The Health Law Partnership, a medical-legal partnership (MLP), was developed to address the legal needs of low-income children and their families living in Georgia and who receive healthcare services from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. HeLP's creators understood the importance of proactively addressing the social determinants of children's health, many of which have legal antecedents and result from illness and health-related complications caused by socioeconomic factors. Four attorneys saw the close link between poverty and poor health, and understood ...


Collaborative Diagnosis: Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Between Physicians And Lawyers, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley Nov 2015

Collaborative Diagnosis: Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving Between Physicians And Lawyers, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley

Sylvia B. Caley

Patient and client-centered practice and accurate problem diagnosis require that we understand the context within which the patient/clients’ problem originated. Effective problem solving depends upon context-specific solutions. This article describes the interaction of a medical clinician/educator and two legal clinicians/educators who work and teach together as part of an interdisciplinary community collaboration. We demonstrate how a pediatric hospital and two medical schools that treat acutely and chronically ill children collaborate with a legal services clinic based in a law school to provide interdisciplinary clinical education for students and engage in interdisciplinary problem solving for the benefit of ...


Can Access To A Medical-Legal Partnership Benefit Patients With Asthma Who Live In An Urban Community?, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley Nov 2015

Can Access To A Medical-Legal Partnership Benefit Patients With Asthma Who Live In An Urban Community?, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley

Sylvia B. Caley

Approximately one in 10 children in the U.S. has a diagnosis of asthma. African American and low-income children are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma. They are more likely to suffer the worse outcomes because of low socioeconomic status and environmental exposures. A medical-legal partnership is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a medical entity such as a hospital or clinic and a legal entity such as a lawyer, law school, or legal aid society created to address barriers to health care access and limitations to well-being. Addressing the legal concerns of these patients can improve access to medical services ...


An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach To Wellness: Adding Lawyers To The Healthcare Team To Provide Integrated Care For Patients, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach To Wellness: Adding Lawyers To The Healthcare Team To Provide Integrated Care For Patients, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

An interdisciplinary community collaboration, the medical-legal partnership, can improve health status by providing integrated care for patients from racial or ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Too often, professionals care for patients in silos without a coordinated, systems approach to solving not only the medical problems but also other non-medical problems that impede access to care, reduce compliance and potentially exacerbate the original medical problem. By combining the health care expertise of hospital professionals with the legal expertise of lawyers, resulting coordinated services provide a more holistic and integrated approach to addressing the multiple determinants of health. This interdisciplinary approach ...


A Case For Including Lawyers On The Care Team, Robert Pettignano, Sylvia Caley, Lisa Bliss Nov 2015

A Case For Including Lawyers On The Care Team, Robert Pettignano, Sylvia Caley, Lisa Bliss

Sylvia B. Caley

The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), is a medical legal partnership that is an innovative partnership and community collaboration between medical and legal professionals to address the social, environmental, and economic factors that adversely impact health. HeLP provides free legal services to vulnerable populations, professional education to health care providers, interdisciplinary education to law students and medical students, and systemic advocacy to address the socio-economic issues requiring regulatory or legislative attention.


Medical-Legal Partnerships To Improve The Health And Well-Being Of Patients: Promising Collaborative Initiatives, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley Nov 2015

Medical-Legal Partnerships To Improve The Health And Well-Being Of Patients: Promising Collaborative Initiatives, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley

Sylvia B. Caley

No abstract provided.


Client And Patient Relationships: Understanding Cultural And Social Context, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

Client And Patient Relationships: Understanding Cultural And Social Context, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

No abstract provided.


Legal Framework For Organ Donation And Transplantation, Sylvia Caley Nov 2015

Legal Framework For Organ Donation And Transplantation, Sylvia Caley

Sylvia B. Caley

No abstract provided.


A Model For Interdisciplinary Clinical Education: Medical And Legal Professionals Learning And Working Together To Promote Public Health, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

A Model For Interdisciplinary Clinical Education: Medical And Legal Professionals Learning And Working Together To Promote Public Health, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

This article describes the interdisciplinary curriculum of an innovative medical-legal partnership clinic based at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. The law school clinic trains law students who work collaboratively with medical residents from Emory University School of Medicine, fourth year students from Morehouse School of Medicine, and masters in social work students, fellows from the university’s masters in public health program and fellows from the masters in bioethics program at Emory University. The article identifies the goals of the clinic and some of the challenges and opportunities in working with diverse professionals in an interdisciplinary ...


Speaking Their Language: Developing A Scorecard For Medical-Legal Partnerships To Balance Quality And Productivity, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss Nov 2015

Speaking Their Language: Developing A Scorecard For Medical-Legal Partnerships To Balance Quality And Productivity, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss

Sylvia B. Caley

Medical-legal partnerships (MLP) are inter-professional community collaborations among physicians, lawyers, healthcare providers, healthcare organizations, and other professionals. Medical-legal partnerships seek to improve health and address the social determinants of health by integrating lawyers and legal services into the daily practice of healthcare delivery. This article will demonstrate how medical-legal partnership enhances a healthcare organization’s ability to address the “six aims for improvement” identified by the Institute of Medicine’s report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the Twenty-first Century. In addition, by incorporating medical-legal partnership quality indicators into an organization’s scorecard, both the healthcare organization ...


Getting Past The Politics: How The Healthcare Reform Affects You, Fazal Khan, Sylvia Caley, David Howard, Glenn Pearson Nov 2015

Getting Past The Politics: How The Healthcare Reform Affects You, Fazal Khan, Sylvia Caley, David Howard, Glenn Pearson

Sylvia B. Caley

Discusses the anticipated implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Georgia residents with particular focus on specific demographic groups.


Medical-Legal Partnership: Impact On Patients With Sickle Cell Disease, Robert Pettignano, Sylvia Caley, Lisa Bliss Nov 2015

Medical-Legal Partnership: Impact On Patients With Sickle Cell Disease, Robert Pettignano, Sylvia Caley, Lisa Bliss

Sylvia B. Caley

No abstract provided.


The Private Bar: Partner For Healthy Communities, Sylvia Caley, Charity Scott Nov 2015

The Private Bar: Partner For Healthy Communities, Sylvia Caley, Charity Scott

Sylvia B. Caley

No abstract provided.


Health Care Reform Supplements Community Benefit Standard For Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Cassady Brewer, Amita Sanghvi Nov 2015

Health Care Reform Supplements Community Benefit Standard For Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Cassady Brewer, Amita Sanghvi

Cassady V. Brewer

No abstract provided.


Keynote Address, Recent Fda Hct/P Guidance: Help Or Hindrance?, Mary Ann Chirba Nov 2015

Keynote Address, Recent Fda Hct/P Guidance: Help Or Hindrance?, Mary Ann Chirba

Mary Ann Chirba

Discussed why and how FDA's draft guidances on HCT/P minimal manipulation, homologous use, same surgical procedure and adipose tissue threaten existing and emerging therapies re: plastic surgery, orthopedics and cardiology.


The Legal Foundations Of Special Education, Wendy Hensel, Colleen O'Rourke Nov 2015

The Legal Foundations Of Special Education, Wendy Hensel, Colleen O'Rourke

Wendy F. Hensel

Special Education for All Teachers provides practical information, presents the philosophy of inclusion, and the application and implementation of laws related to the education of students with special needs, and discusses the identifying characteristics of students with special needs.


The Aca, The Supreme Court And The Race For The White House: Does Anyone Understand Health Care Finance And Delivery?, Mary Ann Chirba Nov 2015

The Aca, The Supreme Court And The Race For The White House: Does Anyone Understand Health Care Finance And Delivery?, Mary Ann Chirba

Mary Ann Chirba

Lecture on recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions and the 2015-2016 Presidential Debates reveal troubling informational gaps concerning the ACA's content and ongoing implementation.


The Aca: Where Did It Come From And Where Is It Going?, Mary Ann Chirba Sep 2015

The Aca: Where Did It Come From And Where Is It Going?, Mary Ann Chirba

Mary Ann Chirba

No abstract provided.


Disability Equality Rights In South Africa: Concepts, Interpretation And The Transformation Imperative, Faisal Bhabha Sep 2015

Disability Equality Rights In South Africa: Concepts, Interpretation And The Transformation Imperative, Faisal Bhabha

Faisal Bhabha

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Medical Care In Workers' Compensation, Dean Hashimoto Sep 2015

The Role Of Medical Care In Workers' Compensation, Dean Hashimoto

Dean M. Hashimoto

Lecture about the important role of medical care in workers' compensation system.


Moderator And Panelist, The Affordable Care Act After King V. Burwell: What's Next?, Dean Hashimoto Aug 2015

Moderator And Panelist, The Affordable Care Act After King V. Burwell: What's Next?, Dean Hashimoto

Dean M. Hashimoto

Moderator and panelist in discussion about latest Supreme Court case regarding the Affordable Care Act.


The Affordable Care Act After King V. Burwell: What's Next?, Patricia Mccoy Aug 2015

The Affordable Care Act After King V. Burwell: What's Next?, Patricia Mccoy

Patricia A. McCoy

Professor McCoy presented on the challenges and results of implementing the Affordable Care Act five years after the law's enactment, and discussed its long-term viability in the face of continuing challenges in the courts, Congress and presidential politics.


King V. Burwell - The Supreme Court Upholds Federal Subsidies For State And Federal Health Insurance Exchanges, Mary Ann Chirba Jun 2015

King V. Burwell - The Supreme Court Upholds Federal Subsidies For State And Federal Health Insurance Exchanges, Mary Ann Chirba

Mary Ann Chirba

No abstract provided.


King V. Burwell: Reflections On The Long And Bumpy Road To Aca Implementation, Mary Ann Chirba Jun 2015

King V. Burwell: Reflections On The Long And Bumpy Road To Aca Implementation, Mary Ann Chirba

Mary Ann Chirba

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Obamacare: Potential Case-Shifting Between Workers' Compensation And Mainstream Health Care, Dean Hashimoto Jun 2015

Impact Of Obamacare: Potential Case-Shifting Between Workers' Compensation And Mainstream Health Care, Dean Hashimoto

Dean M. Hashimoto

Presented on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on workers' compensation.


Rights Versus Distributive Approaches To Allocating Healthcare, Talha Syed Apr 2015

Rights Versus Distributive Approaches To Allocating Healthcare, Talha Syed

Talha Syed

No abstract provided.