Practicing Medicine In Difficult Times: Protecting Physicians From Malpractice Litigation / Edition 1

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There are multiple approaches within the reach of the physician which will increase the satisfaction of both the physician and the patient, and will also prevent lawsuits. Practicing Medicine in Difficult Times: Protecting Physicians from Malpractice Litigation focuses on protecting physicians from medical malpractice litigation. This essential resource includes multiple strategies physicians can employ to protect themselves from lawsuits which will positively impact the physician/patient relationship by enriching it and ultimately keeping patients safer. Each chapter includes case studies and real-life examples from experienced physicians and attorneys who defend physicians involved in medical malpractice cases.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763748562
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 6/26/2008
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Power of Prevention Anthony J. Bonomo Bonomo, Anthony J. 1

Ch. 2 It's Not Just About Avoiding the Lawsuit Gerald Dolman Dolman, Gerald Marjorie O. Thomas Thomas, Marjorie O. 15

Ch. 3 Professional Responsibility Howard D. Kolodny Kolodny, Howard D. Marjorie O. Thomas Thomas, Marjorie O. 29

Ch. 4 Communication Is Crucial Barry F. Schwartz Schwartz, Barry F. Geraldine M. Donohue Donohue, Geraldine M. 47

Ch. 5 The Difficult Physician-Patient Relationship Mary Jo Fink Fink, Mary Jo 73

Ch. 6 Hallmarks of a Successful Practice Victor R. Klein Klein, Victor R. 89

Ch. 7 Things You Didn't Learn in Medical School Christine J. Quinn Quinn, Christine J. 105

Ch. 8 The Challenge of the Patient in Transition Marjorie O. Thomas Thomas, Marjorie O. 123

Ch. 9 Don't Put Your Head in the Sand Philip A. Robbins Robbins, Philip A. Christine J. Quinn Quinn, Christine J. 141

Ch. 10 Disclosure James W. Tuffin Tuffin, James W. Geraldine M. Donohue Donohue, Geraldine M. 159

Ch. 11 Apology and Forgiveness Geraldine M. Donohue Donohue, Geraldine M. 177

Ch. 12 Lessons Learned: A Physician's Perspective Seth Goldberg Goldberg, Seth Christine J. Quinn Quinn, Christine J. 191

Ch. 13 Lessons Learned Defending Physicians: The Attorney's Perspective Roy F. Kaufman Kaufman, Roy F. Marjorie O. Thomas Thomas, Marjorie O. 211

Ch. 14 The Emotional Impact of a Medical Error Stephen Deckoff Deckoff, Stephen Geraldine M. Donohue Donohue, Geraldine M. 231

Ch. 15 Narrative Medicine: Healing the Divides Rita Charon Charon, Rita 253

Index 271

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