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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903138/partnerships-between-health-care-and-legal-providers-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Jack Tsai, Margaret Middleton, Randye Retkin, Cindy Johnson, Kevin Kenneally, Scott Sherman, Robert A Rosenheck
Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) represent an innovative service model in which lawyers are integrated into health care teams to address diverse legal problems that affect vulnerable populations. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) operates the largest safety-net health care system in the country and serves many low-income and disabled veterans who could benefit from MLP services. In this column, the authors describe the development and operations of MLPs at four VHA medical centers that serve veterans who are homeless or who have serious mental illness...
December 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867247/-extra-oomph-addressing-housing-disparities-through-medical-legal-partnership-interventions
#2
Diana Hernández
Low-income households face common and chronic housing problems that have known health risks and legal remedies. The Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) program presents a unique opportunity to address housing problems and improve patient health through legal assistance offered in clinical settings. Drawn from in-depth interviews with 72 patients, this study investigated the outcomes of MLP interventions and compares results to similarly disadvantaged participants with no access to MLP services. Results indicate that participants in the MLP group were more likely to achieve adequate, affordable and stable housing than those in the comparison group...
2016: Housing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732524/perspectives-of-lgbtq-older-adults-on-aging-in-place-a-qualitative-investigation
#3
Jennifer M Boggs, Jennifer Dickman Portz, Diane K King, Leslie A Wright, Kenneth Helander, Jessica H Retrum, Wendolyn S Gozansky
This qualitative study conducted by a community-research partnership used multiple types of data collection to examine variables relevant for LGBTQ older adults who wished to age in place in their urban Denver neighborhood. Focus groups, interviews, and a town hall meeting were used to identify barriers and supports to aging in place. Participants (N = 73) primarily identified as lesbian or gay, aged 50-69, and lived with a partner. Ageism, heterosexism, and/or cisgenderism emerged as cross-cutting themes that negatively impact access to healthcare, housing, social support, home assistance and legal services...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609901/development-of-an-international-clinical-education-extracurricular-experience-through-a-collaborative-partnership-a-case-study
#4
MaryBeth Mandich, Mia Erickson, Beth Nardella
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Participating in global healthcare through international clinical education may enhance development of cultural competence and professionalism. There are many logistical issues to be resolved in developing international clinical education experiences which meet program requirements. The purpose of this case study is to describe how one university developed such an experience for students by partnering with Amizade Global Service Learning, an organization that facilitates global learning experiences...
September 8, 2016: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512649/partnerships-between-the-faith-based-and-medical-sectors-implications-for-preventive-medicine-and-public-health
#5
REVIEW
Jeff Levin
Interconnections between the faith-based and medical sectors are multifaceted and have existed for centuries, including partnerships that have evolved over the past several decades in the U.S. This paper outlines ten points of intersection that have engaged medical and healthcare professionals and institutions across specialties, focusing especially on primary care, global health, and community-based outreach to underserved populations. In a time of healthcare resource scarcity, such partnerships-involving religious congregations, denominations, and communal and philanthropic agencies-are useful complements to the work of private-sector medical care providers and of federal, state, and local public health institutions in their efforts to protect and maintain the health of the population...
December 2016: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500250/stimulating-and-enhancing-partnerships-between-transplant-professionals-and-law-enforcement-recommendations
#6
Alexander Morgan Capron, Elmi Muller, Gilad Erlich, Manoj John, Ric Esther Bienstock, Mark McCarren, Robin Palmer, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Dina Siegel, Jordan Yankov
To help combat trafficking in human beings for organ removal (THBOR), transplant professionals need to do more than carry out careful, multidisciplinary screening of potential living donors; they also need to communicate and collaborate with law enforcement professionals. This will involve transplant professionals educating investigators and prosecutors about transplant practices and in turn learning about THBOR and how it is prosecuted. Cases of illegal organ transplantation need to be detected at different levels...
February 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459745/medical-legal-partnerships-and-the-promise-and-challenge-of-physician-advocacy-an-interview-with-megan-sandel
#7
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372353/-are-schizophrenic-patients-being-told-their-diagnosis-today-in-france
#8
M Villani, V Kovess-Masféty
INTRODUCTION: The progressive shifts in the legal and social contexts, along with major changes in information seeking habits with the development of the Internet, have placed patients' information at the core of medical practice. This has to be applied to the psychiatric fields as well, and to questions about how schizophrenic patients are being told their diagnosis nowadays in France. METHODS: This paper is a national and international literature review about schizophrenia diagnosis disclosure practices, from 1972 to 2014, using French and English languages and various psychology and medical databases...
June 29, 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27044692/redesigning-health-care-practices-to-address-childhood-poverty
#9
Arthur H Fierman, Andrew F Beck, Esther K Chung, Megan M Tschudy, Tumaini R Coker, Kamila B Mistry, Benjamin Siegel, Lisa J Chamberlain, Kathleen Conroy, Steven G Federico, Patricia J Flanagan, Arvin Garg, Benjamin A Gitterman, Aimee M Grace, Rachel S Gross, Michael K Hole, Perri Klass, Colleen Kraft, Alice Kuo, Gena Lewis, Katherine S Lobach, Dayna Long, Christine T Ma, Mary Messito, Dipesh Navsaria, Kimberley R Northrip, Cynthia Osman, Matthew D Sadof, Adam B Schickedanz, Joanne Cox
Child poverty in the United States is widespread and has serious negative effects on the health and well-being of children throughout their life course. Child health providers are considering ways to redesign their practices in order to mitigate the negative effects of poverty on children and support the efforts of families to lift themselves out of poverty. To do so, practices need to adopt effective methods to identify poverty-related social determinants of health and provide effective interventions to address them...
April 2016: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27018363/increasing-awareness-on-health-care-access-in-florida-a-community-based-medical-legal-practicum-project
#10
Iveris L Martinez, Natalie Castellanos, Casey Carr, Christopher J Plescia, Andres L Rodriguez, Sairah Thommi, David Weithorn, Lynn Zaremski, Peggy Maisel, Alan L Wells
PROBLEM: Service learning and experiential coursework has become a requirement for medical students and law students. Advocacy for the underinsured and uninsured is of ethical importance to both the practice of law and medicine, however engaging professional students in meaningful advocacy work with community partners can be challenging. PURPOSE: The article describes a partnership between medical and law students in a community-based service learning project to promote health care access...
2016: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27001675/paediatric-and-congenital-cardiac-surgery-in-emerging-economies-surgical-safari-versus-educational-programmes
#11
Antonio F Corno
To attract the interest of all people potentially involved in humanitarian activities in the emerging economies, in particular giving attention to the basic requirements of the organization of paediatric cardiac surgery activities, the requirements for a successful partnership with the local existing organizations and the basic elements of a patient-centred multidisciplinary integrated approach. Unfortunately, for many years, the interventions in the low and middle income countries were largely limited to short-term medical missions, not inappropriately nicknamed 'surgical safari', because of negative general and specific characteristics...
July 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26711426/legal-innovations-to-advance-a-culture-of-health
#12
James G Hodge, Kim Weidenaar, Andy Baker-White, Leila Barraza, Brittney Crock Bauerly, Alicia Corbett, Corey Davis, Leslie T Frey, Megan M Griest, Colleen Healy, Jill Krueger, Kerri McGowan Lowrey, William Tilburg
As conceptualized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and its partners, a culture of health centers on a society in which health flourishes across all populations and sectors. Law, among other tools, is critical to advancing a culture of health across multiple arenas. In this manuscript, Network for Public Health Law colleagues illustrate how legal innovations at all levels of government contribute to societal health. Examples include modern laws that promote healthy and safe low-income housing, telemedicine reimbursement, paid sick and safe time, healthy food and beverages, reduced smoking rates, child vaccinations, universal pre-k, adolescents' healthy sleep, overdose prevention, and medical-legal partnerships...
2015: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: a Journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26688697/associations-of-stress-and-burnout-among-australian-based-doctors-involved-in-after-hours-home-visits
#13
Chris Ifediora
BACKGROUND: The after-hours house call (AHHC) service in Australia is growing, but studies have never explored the doctor variables associated with burnout and stress within the service. This study fills this knowledge gap. AIMS: To determine the doctor variables associated with burnout and stress among doctors involved in AHHC. METHODS: A quantitative, questionnaire-based survey of all 300 doctors engaged in AHHC through the National Home Doctor Service (NHDS), Australia's largest home visiting doctor-service provider...
2015: Australasian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26556553/medical-legal-partnerships-the-role-of-mental-health-providers-and-legal-authorities-in-the-development-of-a-coordinated-approach-to-supporting-mental-health-clients-legal-needs-in-regional-and-rural-settings
#14
REVIEW
Christopher A Speldewinde, Ian Parsons
INTRODUCTION: Medical-legal partnerships (MLP) are a model in which medical and legal practitioners are co-located and work together to support the health and wellbeing of individuals by identifying and resolving legal issues that impact patients' health and wellbeing. The aim of this article is to analyse the benefits of this model, which has proliferated in the USA, and its applicability in the context of rural and remote Australia. METHODS: This review was undertaken with three research questions in mind: What is an MLP? Is service provision for individuals with mental health concerns being adequately addressed by current service models particularly in the rural context? Are MLPs a service delivery channel that would benefit individuals experiencing mental health issues? RESULTS: The combined searches from all EBSCO Host databases resulted in 462 citations...
October 2015: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26445082/training-the-21st-century-health-care-team-maximizing-interprofessional-education-through-medical-legal-partnership
#15
Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler, Joel Teitelbaum
For too long, many stakeholders in the health care delivery system have ignored the extent to which social determinants of health (SDH) are inextricably woven into and affect individual and population health. The health care system is undergoing a relatively rapid transformation, which has included in part an increasing recognition of SDH's effects. This recognition, in turn, has led to renewed calls for changing the way that physicians are trained and has accelerated medical education curricular reforms. This Perspective focuses on one such innovative method of team-based care and the opportunities for its integration into medical education: medical-legal partnership, a health care delivery model that embeds civil legal services into the spectrum of health care services provided to low-income or otherwise vulnerable patients and communities...
June 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26376572/building-a-health-care-legal-partnership-learning-collaborative
#16
Eileen Weber, Bryan Polkey
Many Americans need both health care and legal interventions to maximize their opportunities for health. Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs), also known as health care legal partnerships (HLPs), bring the power of law to health care to reduce barriers and negative social determinants of health. The two terms--HLP and MLP--are used interchangeably in this article. Growing research shows that these partnerships can improve care, improve health, enhance interprofessional collaboration, and improve the financial status of patients and providers...
2015: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26320904/keeping-the-heat-on-for-children-s-health-a-successful-medical-legal-partnership-initiative-to-prevent-utility-shutoffs-in-vulnerable-children
#17
Daniel R Taylor, Bruce A Bernstein, Eileen Carroll, Elizabeth Oquendo, Linda Peyton, Lee M Pachter
OBJECTIVE: Energy insecurity may result in adverse consequences for children's health, particularly for children with special health needs or chronic health conditions. We aimed to determine whether a multimodal intervention addressing energy insecurity within the framework of a medical-legal partnership (MLP) resulted in an increase in the provision of certifications of medical need for utility coverage in an inner city academic primary care practice. METHODS: Working within a medical-legal partnership, we standardized criteria for providers approving medical need utility certification requests...
August 2015: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26318951/legal-care-as-part-of-health-care-the-benefits-of-medical-legal-partnership
#18
REVIEW
Johnna S Murphy, Ellen M Lawton, Megan Sandel
Many of the social determinants of health are rooted in legal problems. Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) have the potential to positively change clinical systems. This change can be accomplished by integrating legal staff into health care clinics to educate staff and residents on social determinants of health and their legal origins. When the MLP team works directly with patients to identify and address legal needs that improve health outcomes, and incorporate legal insights and solutions into health care practice where the patient population is overwhelmingly impacted by social conditions, outcomes are beneficial to children and families...
October 2015: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26281269/medical-legal-partnerships-making-a-difference-in-children-s-health-care
#19
EDITORIAL
Judy A Rollins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26147409/-cooperation-between-emergency-and-forensic-medicine-retrospective-evaluation-of-pre-hospital-emergency-measures
#20
Claas T Buschmann, Christian Kleber, Michael Tsokos, Klaus Püschel, Thorsten Hess, Thoralf Kerner, Markus Stuhr
Emergency medical research is subject to special conditions. Emergency patients e.g. are generally considered to be non-capable of giving consent. This results in sparse emergency medical data when compared to clinical observation studies under controlled conditions. After emergency medical treatment, deceased patients are not rarely subject to forensic investigation. The cooperation between emergency and forensic medicine has not only emergency medical training potential in individual cases, but also scientific innovation potential especially with respect to the retrospective evaluation of pre-hospital emergency measures...
June 2015: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
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