The Palliative Care Medical-Legal Partnership (PC-MLP)
Lynn Hallarman, MD
Director of Palliative Medicine
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
Denise Snow, JD, RN, CNM
Staff Attorney, Permanency Legal Assistance Needs Project (PLAN)
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
About the Presentation
Palliative Care Medical-Legal Partnerships create a new paradigm for care of the seriously ill patient by identifying and addressing legal/financial distress as integral to a successful palliative care intervention. By meeting with the patient/family at the hospital bedside, the PC-MLP lawyer is able to address key legal problems as an integral part of a patient’s medical care and advocacy, which can then continue after discharge. Palliative care teams partner with these MLP pro-bono lawyers to ensure that patients and their families have access to expert legal assistance for health-related legal concerns created or aggravated by serious illness.
What You'll Learn
- Define a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP).
- Identify triggers for Medical-Legal consultation and recognize individuals and families with Medical-Legal distress.
- Develop a Palliative Care Medical-Legal Partnerships (PC-MLP) in your community.
Who Should Attend?
Physicians, nurses, social workers, hospital administrators, chaplains and others involved in starting or expanding a palliative care program.
- $99 per phone line with Audio-Conference Recording Audio File (MP3) download
- Payment is online by credit card only
- PowerPoint presentations accompany each audio conference
- You will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with the presenters
- Continue the discussion following the audio conference and post your questions and comments on CAPCconnect™ Forum in the “General Operational Topics” topic!
- We encourage you to invite your colleagues to listen with you
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