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Adverse Events Stress and Litigation

Adverse Events  Stress  and Litigation Author Sara C. Charles M.D.
ISBN-10 9780190291327
Release 2005-04-14
Pages 288
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What is it like to be sued for medical malpractice? Bad medical outcomes traumatize patients but they also traumatize physicians. The litigation that often follows is a profoundly human, rather than just a legal experience. Although every physician's case is different, this book shows how each case goes through the same judicial stages of complaint, discovery, depositions, motions, and delays that lead to trial, settlement, or being dropped. It also gives doctors an understanding of how lawyers think and work to help defendants. Written by a physician and a lawyer, the book provides unique insights - through real-life stories - into the personal experience of litigation as well as recommendations for dealing with each of the legal process. It also includes up-to-date reviews of HIPAA legislation, the controversial subject of disclosure, and recent developments in the law affecting medical practitioners. Only about thirty percent of plaintiffs win their cases against doctors, but the journey from bedside to witness stand tests both the personal character and the professional skills of those accused. This well-documented book will help doctors understand and navigate the legal system while honoring their own ideals and emerging changed but stronger from the experience.

The Academic Medicine Handbook

The Academic Medicine Handbook Author Laura Weiss Roberts
ISBN-10 9781461456933
Release 2013-04-04
Pages 486
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Attaining professional success and finding personal happiness in academic medicine is not an easy path, yet both are critical if the future is to be brighter through better science, better clinical care, better training, better responsiveness to communities, and better stewardship and leadership in the health professions. This concise, easy to read title consists of “mini” chapters intended as a resource to assist early- and middle-career physicians, clinicians, and scientists in understanding the unique mission of academic medicine and building creative, effective, and inspiring careers in academic health organizations. Organized in eight sections, the Guide covers such areas as finding your path in academic medicine, getting established at an institution, approaching work with colleagues, writing and reviewing manuscripts, conducting empirical research, developing administrative skills, advancing your academic career, and balancing your professional and personal life. Each chapter includes pointers and valuable career and “best practices” strategies in relation to the topic area. An exciting addition to the professional development literature, Achievement and Fulfillment in Academic Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to achieve a fulfilling career in academic medicine.

How to Survive a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

How to Survive a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Author Ilene R. Brenner
ISBN-10 9781444390377
Release 2010-09-23
Pages 176
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Everyone seeks to avoid getting into a lawsuit, but what do you do if this does happen? Getting sued for medical malpractice is one of the most traumatic events of a physician's career. This text will guide doctors and physicians through the process from the moment they receive a summons until the after-trial appeal process. Containing valuable information that physicians need to know to prevent making critical mistakes that can hurt their case With strategies explained to maximize their chances of a defendant's verdict. Including vital information on how to change your attorney, act at the deposition and dress for court, Navigating through what is a mysterious and terrifying process in non-legalese language that is easy to understand including what makes patients angry, strategies for coping, sample questions and tips on answering them to what happens in court and how to continue if there is a bad outcome.

The Mental Health Professional in Court

The Mental Health Professional in Court Author Thomas G. Gutheil
ISBN-10 9781585629893
Release 2012-10-17
Pages 129
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A successor to the popular The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide, The Mental Health Professional in Court has expanded the scope of the earlier book to include other professionals in the field. The authors have thoroughly updated the text, and provided a comprehensive coverage of legal processes. This book equips the mental health professional with a hands-on, practical working knowledge of what to expect -- and how to survive -- in the courtroom and the legal system. The book includes many helpful features: An informal, user-friendly writing style that is accessible, reassuring, and empowering, and a succinct presentation that helps the reader achieve mastery of the material quickly and efficiently -- a boon when prepping for a court appearance A practical, rather than theoretical, approach to issues, with examples from literally hundreds of actual cases and countless consultations with peers and colleagues on how to deal with the legal system A thorough understanding of the book's audience. Because the authors understand that most mental health professionals' knowledge about going to court comes from television and movies, the book addresses the many deeply embedded misperceptions and distortions perpetuated by the media, taking the reader from rudimentary information about the legal system to more sophisticated topics, such as the different approaches to testifying. An indispensable legal glossary keyed to the text, which enhances understanding of courtroom terminology Other beneficial features, such as key points at the end of each chapter, which provide easy-to-locate summaries, and additional appendices, which outline the legal system and provide suggested readings. No one wants to appear in court, but in some cases it may be unavoidable. Brief enough to assimilate quickly, yet comprehensive in scope, The Mental Health Professional in Court: A Survival Guide is a reassuring and eminently useful guide designed to help the witness navigate the legal system.

Glass Office Gynecology

Glass  Office Gynecology Author Michele Curtis
ISBN-10 9781451154023
Release 2014-03-20
Pages 560
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Stay on top of the latest advances in the ambulatory care of women with Glass' Office Gynecology, 7e, today’s most up-to-date and practical guide to the common issues seen every day by women’s health providers in an office setting. Chapters mirror the common issues seen by practitioners and include epidemiology of gynecologic disease, examination tips, laboratory testing, diagnostic procedures, treatment and appropriate follow up, as well as referral for specialty treatment and counseling. Clinical notes make this book a handy resource for the busy practitioner.

Start Your Own Medical Practice

Start Your Own Medical Practice Author Marlene M. Coleman
ISBN-10 9781572487956
Release 2006-12-01
Pages 272
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After years of school and maybe even after some years of practice, you are ready to do it on your own. Running a profitable business takes more than just being a great doctor. Start Your Own Medical Practice provides you with the knowledge to be both a great doctor and a successful business owner. Whether you are looking to open a single practice office or wanting to go into partnership with other colleagues, picking the right location, hiring the right support staff and taking care of all the finances are not easy tasks. With help from Start Your Own Medical Practice, you can be sure you are making the best decisions for success. Don't let a wrong choice slow down your progress. Find advice to: --Create a Business Plan --Manage the Office --Raise Capital --Bill Your Patients --Market Your Practice --Build a Patient Base --Prevent Malpractice Suits --Keep an Eye on the Goal With checklists, sample letters and doctor's office forms, Start Your Own Medical Practice teaches you all the things they didn't in medical school and gives you the confidence to go out and do it on your own.

Gynecologic Care

Gynecologic Care Author Martin E. Olsen
ISBN-10 9781107197633
Release 2018-01-31
Pages 480
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Gynecologic Care provides comprehensive coverage for the essentials of gynecologic management. It is one in a three book series which covers the breadth of the obstetrics and gynecology specialty. The other books in the series are Obstetric Care and Office Care of Women.

The Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook

The Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook Author ACLM
ISBN-10 9780323070881
Release 2007-03-09
Pages 548
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Reduce your risk of costly litigation! Written in easy-to-understand language by a team of medical doctors who are also attorneys at law, this handbook addresses the issues surrounding the growing incidence of medical malpractice. It examines the scenarios that can result in a malpractice suit, the best actions to take during the course of litigation, and the most effective ways to minimize your legal liabilities. Access the expert guidance of top professionals across medical and legal fields in an easy-to-read format. Review the legal aspects of nearly every medical topic that impacts health care professionals. Quickly see how to minimize your legal liabilities with the aid of "Golden Rule" boxes. Understand the different types of malpractice suits and the physician's position and defense in each. See how concepts apply to specific scenarios through abundant case studies. Explore specific legal considerations for each medical specialty.

When Good Doctors Get Sued

When Good Doctors Get Sued Author Angela M. Dodge
ISBN-10 0977751104
Release 2006-02-01
Pages 139
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Guidebook for healthcare providers preparing themselves to defend against malpractice lawsuits. Practical advice and many examples for preparation for deposition or trial testimony. Focus on listening and responding to questions, and dealing with litigation stress.

Canmeds Physician Health Guide

Canmeds Physician Health Guide Author Derek Puddester
ISBN-10 1926588037
Release 2009-09
Pages 125
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An introduction to the broad scope of issues that make up physician health, this is an easy-to-access resource for all physicians to pursue better physician health. With real-world situations and scenarios, this guide provides practical strategies for introducing, promoting and teaching physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.


Defendant Author Sara C. Charles
ISBN-10 0394746635
Release 1986-11-12
Pages 231
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The author recounts the story of her ten-million-dollar malpractice suit against her Chicago psychiatrist

Keeping the Doctor Alive

Keeping the Doctor Alive Author Danielle Clode
ISBN-10 0869062662
Release 2005
Pages 60
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Keeping the Doctor Alive has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Keeping the Doctor Alive also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Keeping the Doctor Alive book for free.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty Third Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty  Third Edition Author Brian Freeman
ISBN-10 9780071790284
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 504
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You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD

Health Care Comes Home

Health Care Comes Home Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309212403
Release 2011-06-22
Pages 202
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In the United States, health care devices, technologies, and practices are rapidly moving into the home. The factors driving this migration include the costs of health care, the growing numbers of older adults, the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions and diseases and improved survival rates for people with those conditions and diseases, and a wide range of technological innovations. The health care that results varies considerably in its safety, effectiveness, and efficiency, as well as in its quality and cost. Health Care Comes Home reviews the state of current knowledge and practice about many aspects of health care in residential settings and explores the short- and long-term effects of emerging trends and technologies. By evaluating existing systems, the book identifies design problems and imbalances between technological system demands and the capabilities of users. Health Care Comes Home recommends critical steps to improve health care in the home. The book's recommendations cover the regulation of health care technologies, proper training and preparation for people who provide in-home care, and how existing housing can be modified and new accessible housing can be better designed for residential health care. The book also identifies knowledge gaps in the field and how these can be addressed through research and development initiatives. Health Care Comes Home lays the foundation for the integration of human health factors with the design and implementation of home health care devices, technologies, and practices. The book describes ways in which the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and federal housing agencies can collaborate to improve the quality of health care at home. It is also a valuable resource for residential health care providers and caregivers.

Physician Mental Health and Well Being

Physician Mental Health and Well Being Author Kirk J. Brower
ISBN-10 9783319555836
Release 2017-06-29
Pages 326
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This book explores Mental Health and related problems among physicians. These problems include addiction, burnout, disruptive and unprofessional behaviors, impairment, depression and other mood disorders, traumatic stress, and suicide. Just like other people, physicians may suffer in silence and refuse to seek help. However, unlike most other people, they work in safety-sensitive positions where clear-headed judgment and proper action can save lives. The authors of this work include psychiatrists and psychologists who diagnose and treat a range of patients with mental illness. They have also seen physicians with mental health issues and substance use disorders who benefitted greatly from education, support, coaching, and treatment. Further, several authors themselves have at times struggled with some of the aforementioned mental health problems, allowing them to study and understand these issues “from the inside out.” The book’s content is organized into three parts with interconnecting themes. Part I focuses on symptoms and how physicians’ problems manifest at the workplace. Part II discusses the disorders underlying the manifesting symptoms. Part III focuses on interventions at both the individual and organizational levels. The major themes investigated throughout the book are developmental aspects; mental health and well-being as a continuum; and the multifactorial contributions of individual, interpersonal, organizational, and cultural elements to physician health. This book is intended for anyone who works with, provides support to, or professionally treats distressed physicians. It is also intended for healthcare leaders and organizations, motivated to expand their culture, such that seeking help and counsel become normal activities. By writing this book, the authors hope to bring their struggles to light, reduce stigma and outline effective pathways to a healthy work-life balance.

After Harm

After Harm Author Nancy Berlinger
ISBN-10 9780801895845
Release 2009-11-17
Pages 176
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Medical error is a leading problem of health care in the United States. Each year, more patients die as a result of medical mistakes than are killed by motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. While most government and regulatory efforts are directed toward reducing and preventing errors, the actions that should follow the injury or death of a patient are still hotly debated. According to Nancy Berlinger, conversations on patient safety are missing several important components: religious voices, traditions, and models. In After Harm, Berlinger draws on sources in theology, ethics, religion, and culture to create a practical and comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of patients, families, and clinicians affected by medical error. She emphasizes the importance of acknowledging fallibility, telling the truth, confronting feelings of guilt and shame, and providing just compensation. After Harm adds important human dimensions to an issue that has profound consequences for patients and health care providers. -- Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Why We Can t Wait

Why We Can t Wait Author Martin Luther King (Jr.)
ISBN-10 0451527534
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 166
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Explains the Afro-American's dissatisfaction with the slow progress in attaining equal rights that are long overdue