Recent Posts by The Advisory Group

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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Danielle Ofri M.D. on the Dirty Secret About Medical Errors

This website is devoted to offering support to physicians facing medical malpractice litigation. Underlying litigation is a clinical case that had a poor outcome. There are times when the outcome was beyond the control of the physician. Other times, a medical error could have been at the core of why the patient did not have…
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Michael Krasner M.D. on “Physician Resilience and Mindfulness”

More and more I have come to admire resilience. Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side, it turns in another. A blind intelligence, true. But out of such persistence arose…
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