You don’t have to go through malpractice litigation alone.
The American College of Obstreticians and Gynecologists (www.acog.org) offers a recently developed CD-ROM for CME credit entitled “From Exam Room to Courtroom: Navigating Litigtation & Coping with Stress” (available for purchase online) that helps the physician through the emotional and legal experiences associated with the litigation process.
Medical Economics (www.memag.com): On the home page, enter the keywords "malpractice stress" or "malpractice litigation" to search for full-text downloadable articles on a variety of litigation-related subjects including communication, documentation, risk management, insurance, and relationships with colleagues. In many of these, physicians write about real life experiences and underscore the need for support during the process.
Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (www.omic.com) has an extensive risk management program with popular materials such as the Deposition Handbook and Litigation Handbook in pdf format that are available to all visitors.
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