Malpractice and liability

Oct 2002 Issue
Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis [Feature]

The author examines factors that have contributed to the current physician liability insurance crisis and strategies for managing risk more effectively .

Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Can We Avoid Errors in Family Practice? [Editorial]

FPM's medical editor writes about research to identify sources of error in family practice.

Jul-Aug 2001 Issue
Depositions: Defending Your Care [Feature]

This article offers tips to help physicians who are facing malpractice claims effectively defend their care in depositions.

May 2001 Issue
Coping With the Stress of Being Sued [Feature]

The author describes the legal stages of a malpractice suit, the accompanying emotions physicans may experience as they go through each stage and effective coping mechanisms they can use to keep stress levels in check.

Oct 2000 Issue
Documenting High-Risk Cases to Avoid Malpractice Liability [Feature]

The author gives a review of high-risk malpractice areas family physicians most commonly face and how, by understanding the pitfalls of these areas, family physicians can know how to best document care in these areas.

Mar 2000 Issue
Documentation Tips for Reducing Malpractice Risk [Feature]

Author will share documentation techniques that may improve the quality of medical communication between health care professionals and patients and decrease a provider's risk of being charged with malpractice.

Oct 1999 Issue
Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment [Feature]

This article will help physicians recognize sexually inappropriate behavior in their interactions with staff and offer tips for preventing this behavior.

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