Physician’s Survival Guide to Litigation Stress
Lafayette, CA. Physician Health Publications, 2007.
This book aims to help physicians understand the physician personality and the stress they experience in response to medical malpractice litigation. It explores the feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, and the neurological dimensions of the psychiatric diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder. One chapter addresses the impact of litigation stress on colleagues, family and staff. Other chapters offer recommendations for coping with the stress at each stage of the litigation process.