media Interviews and Podcasts
Licensed to Live
with host Dr. Jarret Patton
Malpractice litigation affects nearly every doctor at some point during their career. The stress and trauma of the proceedings can take its toll on the physician’s psyche. In this conversation, Dr. Jarret Patton of the Licensed to Live Podcast and I talk about finding the way after an unfortunate patient outcome. (Nov 8, 2018)
Simple Health Radio
with host Dr. Emran
On this episode of Dr. Emran’s Simple Health Radio show, Dr. Emran and Dr. Dearmin explore the issue of medical malpractice litigation for the general public. (Aug 18, 2018)
with host Dr. Eric Larson
The mental health of the physician is a too infrequently discussed topic when addressing the problems in medicine. One unique stressor facing physicians is malpractice litigation. Its occurrence is so common and the length of the process so long that one might estimate that up to 10% of physicians are in the midst of the litigation process at any one time. Listen in as we discuss the connections between malpractice litigation and physician mental health. (May 29, 2018)
Elsewhere on the Web
M. Stacia Dearmin, Experience is Treacherous: An Intimate View of the Physician's Experience of Adverse Patient Outcomes and Malpractice Litigation, 29 Health Matrix (the Health Law Journal of Case Western Reserve University School of Law) 357 (2019)
Stacia Dearmin, MD, “Grieving Unexpected Patient Outcomes” at Closler.org, May 2, 2019.
M. Stacia Dearmin, MD, “Things I Want You to Know About Malpractice Litigation.” Newsletter of the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians/ACEP, Spring, 2019.
Stacia Dearmin, MD, “Brave Enough Through Malpractice Litigation” at becomebraveenough.com, December 23, 2018.
Stacia Dearmin, MD, “5 Ways to Live Through Medical Malpractice Lawsuits” at kevinmd.com, June 8, 2018.
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Personal Well-being and Resilience
Happiness, Healing, and Resilience
Physician Health and Well-being
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Lazarus, Arthur. “Traumatized by Practice: PTSD in Physicians.” Medical Practice Management September/October 2014: 131 – 134.
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Wible, Pamela. “How to get naked with your doctor.” TEDxSalem. YouTube, November 2013. Web. 28 March 2016.
Coping with Adverse Events and Unforeseen Patient Outcomes
Dekker, Sidney. "Sidney Dekker on the Second Victim." YouTube, 19 November 2012. Web. 31 May 2018.
Dekker, Sidney. Second Victim: Error, Guilt, Trauma, and Resilience. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2013. Print.
Goldman, Brian. "Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?" TEDxToronto. YouTube, 2010. Web. 31 May 2018.
Scott, S.D., et al. “The natural history of recovery for the healthcare provider ‘second victim’ after adverse patient events.” Quality & Safety in Health Care 2009.18 (2009): 325 – 330. Print.
Seys, Deborah, et al. “Health Care Professionals as Second Victims after Adverse Events: A Systematic Review.” Evaluation and the Health Professions 36.2 (2012): 135 – 162.
Sirriyeh, Reema, et al. “Coping with medical error: a systematic review of papers to assess the effects of involvement in medical errors on healthcare professionals’ psychological well-being.” Quality & Safety in Health Care 2010. 19: e43. Web.
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“A Shortage of Doctors.” Editorial. New York Times 24 September 2012. Web. 24 December 2015.
“Bottlenecks in Training Doctors.” Editorial. New York Times 19 July 2014. Web. 24 December 2015.
"New Research Shows Increasing Physician Shortages in Both Primary and Specialty Care." Press Release. AAMCNews 11 April 2018. Web. 31 May 2018.
Coulehan, Jack. “A Gentle and Humane Temper: Humility in Medicine.” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 54.2 (Spring 2011): 206 – 216.