Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sara Charles, MD: “On Being a Doctor”

Dr. Plumb’s poignant account of her being sued for malpractice as a second year resident awakens memories for those of us who have been in similar circumstances. Her articulate and intimate description of her years of introspection and suffering provide of mirror for the rest of us who have trodden a similar path. Although dismissed…
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Recent Article Review: “It Finally Happened to Me”

A recent article in the Annals of Family Medicine (PubMed) entitled “It Finally Happened To Me” featured a physician who was sued for medical malpractice when a young patient under her care died unexpectedly.   She discussed how going through the process affected her.  She wrote of her “embarrassment, shame, frustration and grief” and eventual realization…
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