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Malpractice -- FPM Topic Collection

This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of malpractice -- from defending your care in a deposition to ensuring you have the right malpractice insurance policy.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=41

Patient History and Malpractice Defense -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - All the emphasis the malpractice-prevention seminars put on medical records is overblown. Remember that the old family GP kept his records on note cards in a file box and never got sued. The key to preventing suits is the ability to relate to patients.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p11.html

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here's how to withstand the pressure.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p41.html

How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p21.html

Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Evaluation and treatment of a suicidal patient are challenging tasks for the physician. Because no validated predictive tools exist, clinical judgment guides the decision-making process. Although there is insufficient evidence to support routine screening, evidence shows that asking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p602.html

Managing Difficult Encounters: Understanding Physician, Patient, and Situational ...

Mar 15, 2013 - Family physicians commonly find themselves in difficult clinical encounters. These encounters often leave the physician feeling frustrated. The patient may also be dissatisfied with these encounters because of unmet needs, unfulfilled expectations, and unresolved medical issues. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p419.html

Innovative Medical Malpractice Model Commands Attention at State Legislative Conference

Nov 12, 2013 - Tort reform is a top priority for many family physicians, so it should come as no surprise that attendees at the 2013 State Legislative Conference, Nov. 1-2 in Broomfield, Colo., gave their full attention to a presentation on a new model for medical malpractice reform that is being ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20131112stateleg-liability.html

Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p42.html

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- Family Practice Management

...Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here’s how to withstand the pressure. Chances are better than 50/50 thatyou’ll be sued for malpractice atleast once during your career.1So, what’s the good news? Most lawsuits don’t go to trial and those few that do usually...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p41.pdf

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.html

Do You Have the Right Malpractice Insurance Policy? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Here’s how to make sure your expensive policy doesn’t contain any unpleasant surprises.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p64.html

Crafting a Life That's Right for Me, My Family and Patients

Nov 27, 2017 - After the birth of twins, Beth Oller, M.D., restructured her life so she could offer the best of herself to both her family and her practice.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171127fp-selfcare.html

Employment Contracts for Family Physicians in an Evolving Market -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - A review of the broad market trends can help you evaluate the specifics of your contract.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p28.html

Sharing Visit Notes: Getting Patients and Physicians on the Same Page -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Inviting patients to review your visit notes is a promising change in practice. Here’s how to get started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p10.html

34 Pieces of Advice Worth Repeating -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - The author introduces an article on reducing malpractice risk by Edward G. Zurad, MD, a family physician who has successfully defended his care in a malpractice suit and has testified as an expert witness in other suits.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p14.html

Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is commonly used to assess fetal well-being during labor. Although detection of fetal compromise is one benefit of fetal monitoring, there are also risks, including false-positive tests that may result in unnecessary surgical intervention. Since ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2487.html

Artful Communication of Evidence Can Overcome Anecdotal Fears

Jul 29, 2016 - Patients and physicians think about diagnosis and treatment in very different ways. It's up to us to clearly communicate why and how we follow the evidence.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/artful_communication_of_evidence_can.html

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper)

Nov 1, 2017 - Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/egd-training.html

How Do You Manage Your Malpractice Risk? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Invites readers to submit tips to supplement Roberts article in this issue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p8.html

Culture Shock: Practice Transitions Impact Our Loved Ones

Oct 8, 2014 - Culture Shock: Practice Transitions Impact Our Loved Ones

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/culture_shock_practice_transitions_impact.html

Seven Reasons Family Doctors Get Sued and How to Reduce Your Risk -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - By adopting a risk-management mind-set, physicians can avert not only malpractice claims but also patient injury.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p29.html

Depositions: Defending Your Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - If you’re sued for malpractice, follow these safe deposition tips and you may not have to go to court.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p34.html

Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p16.html

Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p40.html

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