Health and Justice Partnerships (HJP) Working ethically to reach those in most need of legal and medical support & to improve outcomes

Liz Curran

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    Abstract

    This presentation will examine the emergence of Health Justice Partnerships (HJP) in Australia and will discuss some of the ethical dilemmas and resolutions of these dilemmas that have emerged during Dr. Curran's action research evaluations. A Health Justice Partnerships (HJP) sees a partnership between a legal assistance (or legal aid) service and health services (including allied health services). Empirical research sees unresolved legal problems lead to poor health outcomes. In Australia and the UK those most likely to have multiple legal problems are the poor and disadvantaged and figures say only 13% - 16 % get help. In HJP the focus is on problem solving for client/patients with often complex and multiple problems and solving these in a holistic way through integrating legal and non-legal services to enable client access and seamless assistance. This presentation will also discuss the ethical issues and how these have been resolved due to the holistic client focus of all the professionals in the HJP examined
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalHealth Justice Partnerships (HJP): Working ethically to reach those in most need of legal and medical support & to improve outcomes
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventHealth and Justice Partnership - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …

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