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Poverty, Health and Law

Tyler, Elizabeth Tobin

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ISBN 10: 1594607796 / ISBN 13: 9781594607790
Published by Carolina Academic Pr, 2011
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Title: Poverty, Health and Law

Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: PAP

Book Condition:New

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Not every illness has a biological remedy. Poverty, Health and Law presents health in the broader social context of people's lives, providing insights into the advancement of health through legal advocacy and interdisciplinary solutions to complex social problems.

Focusing on basic legal rights and their relation to health--income and employment, housing, education, legal status, and personal safety--the authors provide information and insight into how the law may be used as a tool to improve health and how health care providers and lawyers can work together to invoke more effective and preventive remedies for patients and clients.

As America prepares for major reform of its health care system, Poverty, Health and Law brings to the forefront the need to address the root causes of illness and poor health, particularly among vulnerable populations, by exploring remedies and innovations both within and outside of the health care system.

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Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, JD, is Director of Public Service and Community Partnerships and a Lecturer in Public Interest Law at Roger Williams University School of Law. Ellen Lawton, JD, is Executive Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership. Kathleen Conroy, MD, ScD, is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a Staff Pediatrician at Children's Hospital, Boston. Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, is Medical Director of the National Medical-Legal Partnership and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. Barry Zuckerman, MD, is the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.

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