Issue brief sheds light on MLP in nurse-led settings

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A new report aims to help health and legal organizations establish medical-legal partnerships in nurse-led health care settings. It provides information and resources specific to understanding and partnering with nurse-led health care institutions, and highlights some of the opportunities and challenges when applying the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) approach in a nurse-led setting.

Nurse-Led MLP Brief Cover“Addressing Civil Legal Needs as Part of Nurse-Led Care”

By National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, Philadelphia’s Legal Clinic for the Disabled, and the Family Practice and Counseling Network

Click here to download the free issue brief.

The MLP approach naturally aligns with many aspects of the nurse-led model of care. They share philosophical and practical foundations in which teams work together to provide comprehensive, holistic care alongside high-quality clinical care in order to improve health. In particular, the interdisciplinary, whole-person orientation and almost exclusive focus on medically underserved and socially disadvantaged populations distinguishes both the nurse-led health care model and the MLP approach from more traditional health and public health models.