In order to increase the number of legal advocates available to assist cancer patients, and in an effort to increase the number of workshop locations across the country, the Breast Cancer Initiatives Interest Group published a FREE Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Toolkit.
This valuable resource is designed to guide you and/or your organization through the many steps associated with conducting a workshop in your community. It is a practical handbook covering a full range of issues you will likely to encounter while in formulating your workshop.
The Toolkit includes:
Program materials covering a wide range of suggested substantive topics to cover as well as guidelines for including key components of a workshop
How to secure CLE credit
Marketing strategies to increase attendance.
We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you and/or your organization to assist cancer patients in your community.
The Breast Cancer Initiative Interest Group developed the Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Guide to provide an overview of the issues cancer patients most likely will encourter.
This guide is designed to help attorneys gain an understanding of how to offer assistance to cancer pateients, survivors, and their families. Although it is not intended to be an exhaustive assessment of the science, medicine, legal issues, statutes, regulators, or cases discussed herein, it is intended to provide a realtively comprehensive overview of many of the legal challenges and substantive legal topics that commonly impact cancer patients and their families.
In addition to the live in-person training workshops, the Breast Cancer Initiatives Interest Group also provides periodic 90-minute webinars. These session focus on such issues as cancer rights, advocating for breast cancer patients and their families, and other cancer related topics designed to bring our training workshops to a greater audience.
Recorded webinars currently available include:
Issues of Providing Culturally Competent Care for Breast Cancer Patients Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Slide 1 / Slide 2 / Materials / Listen to the recording Provided an in-depth look at culturally compliant care including the hurdles and difficulties present today related to screening and diagnostic services while considering factors of religion, ethnicity, race and poverty. Examine implications from both a healthcare provider's perspective and patient's perspective.
Navigating the Challenges of Palliative / Hospice Care in Home & Other Settings Tuesday, October 3, 2017 View the slides / Listen to the recording Examines the challenges that arise in connection with patients who suffer from progressive life-threatening diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and end-stage renal disease and their need for palliative or hospice care at home or in other settings. Emphasis was given to issues encountered by attorneys who represent either these health care providers or the patients/families who must navigate these situations.
Come Walk With Us
Each year during the Health Law Section's Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Health Care, the Breast Cancer Initiatives Interest Group sponsors an early morning Fun Run / Walk to support advocacy for legal aid programs supporting cancer patients and their families.
Join us in 2019 for our Annual Fun Run/Walk Thursday, March 15 Orlando, Florida Details to be announced Participation Donation: $25
Cancer Rights Law provides an overview of key areas of the law that often come into play for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, including health insurance, employment, disability insurance, genetics, estate planning and medical decision making, and finances and consumer ...