A Case for Including Lawyers on the Care Team

Physician Executive Journal, pp. 34-38, March-April 2011

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-30

7 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2011

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Robert Pettignano

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Sylvia Caley

Georgia State University College of Law

Lisa Bliss

Georgia State University - College of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: health, healthcare, patient care, legal-medical partnerships, health law, clinical legal education, clinics

JEL Classification: I10, I19, K00, K32, K40

Suggested Citation

Pettignano, Robert and Caley, Sylvia and Bliss, Lisa, A Case for Including Lawyers on the Care Team (2011). Physician Executive Journal, pp. 34-38, March-April 2011, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-30, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1966244

Robert Pettignano (Contact Author)

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta ( email )

Atlanta, GA
United States

Sylvia Caley

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

Lisa Bliss

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

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