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The Impact of Conflict in Health Care and the Need for Conflict Competent Lawyers
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Location: Room 170
UPDATE: 1 hour Professionalism CLE is approved for this event. Attorneys interested in receiving Professionalism CLE should bring their GA Bar # and sign in at the CLE table. The cost for professionalism CLE is $20 ($15 professionalism +$5 regular).
1 hour regular CLE is approved for this event. Attorneys interested in receiving CLE credit should bring their GA Bar # and sign in at the CLE table. The cost for regular CLE is $5.
1 hour CE is approved for this event. Neutrals/mediators interested in receiving CE should sign in at the CE table and collect their certificate of participation after the event.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Health & Society and the Student Health Law Association.
The health care industry is in the midst of fundamental changes that go beyond the reform of financing structures and access to coverage. In addition to health care reform, there are major changes involving quality of care, patient safety, education of health professionals and an aging population seeking access to a broader range of services. Health professionals struggling to meet the competing demands find themselves faced with a high prevalence of conflict that impacts patient care, increases health care costs and diminishes job satisfaction and personal wellbeing.
Debra Gerardi will discuss the significant role that lawyers play in both the resolution and the generation of conflict within health care organizations and how lawyers can become advocates for safer and more cost effective care by developing their own capacity to understand and engage in conflict, both with and on behalf of their clients. Ms. Gerardi will share how developing conflict competence is a necessary component of professional legal practice that requires a broader look at what it means to advocate for both consumers and providers of health services.
Debra Gerardi, JD, MPH, RN, is President and Chief Creative Officer for EHCCO (Emerging HealthCare Communities), which is a community of practice working to improve collaboration and conflict engagement among health professionals as a means of shifting the overall culture of health care. She works with clinical professionals, senior leaders, attorneys, policy makers, researchers, and organization development professionals to support health care organizations that seek to innovate better approaches for delivering safe and effective patient care. Gerardi is a Hudson Institute certified coach, a licensed attorney, an experienced mediator and facilitator, a sought-after speaker, and a well-known educator in the field of dispute resolution. She was the primary contributor to the 2008 Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert addressing unprofessional conduct and its impact on patient safety. She has written many articles and book chapters and created online tools to help organizations promote professionalism and improve interprofessional practice
This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Georgia State University College of Law
140 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30303 map
Room 170, Urban Life Building
For information on directions and parking, visit http://law.gsu.edu/about/directions.html.
Category : Center for Law, Health & Society