These were the inspiring words of Sandeep Kishore, MD at NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. Gerri Donohue, an Advisory Board member of Physician Litigation Stress, attended this conference on May 2, 2018. She walked away with words that represent a renewed spirit in the community...
Health care providers working in the new era of COVID 19 are risking their health, the health of their families, and suffering the trauma of watching patients succumb to the novel virus. In some areas, physicians are working with limited resources and limited personal protective equipment. Many physicians are also enduring financial hardships as the…Read more
Paths to Wellness in Medical Practice. Physicians who experience an adverse event or litigation may find a wealth of evidence-based information in a new book, “Physician Mental Health and Well-Being: Research and Practice” edited by psychiatrists Kirk Brower and Michelle Riba. Although there is little direct reference to litigation itself, this book’s 31 chapters provide…Read more
Statistics show that most dentists will be involved in at least one lawsuit alleging dental malpractice sometime during their career. The National Practitioner Data Bank for the years 2006-2016, for example, reports that among the 19,755 dentists in the United States, there were 16,337 medical malpractice payments and 13,772 adverse actions (formal reports not related…Read more
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