malpractice stress syndrome

malpractice stress syndrome

a condition developing in health care workers subjected to malpractice litigation, manifested by feelings of isolation, damaged self-image, emotional alterations, and family life disruptions.
A popular term for the mental and financial impact that a healthcare-related lawsuit has on a doctor which, in the extreme case, may result in bankruptcy, major depression and suicide

malpractice stress syndrome

Medtalk A popular term for the mental and financial consequences of being sued for health care provider-related activities. See Going bare.
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Recognition of the malpractice stress syndrome (8) is important, and should be anticipated as probable in some form for most physicians.
Ironically the one thing that most experts in malpractice stress syndrome point to as being most helpful is also openly discouraged by carriers and defense attorneys.
A physician executive's ability to counsel a medical staff member on the nuances between discussing specifics of the case and the value of seeking help to deal with the emotional and psychological impact of malpractice stress syndrome (not unlike the nuance between acknowledging sorrow about an outcome in an adverse event vs.
Few, if any, provider organizations before Health Texas have been proactive in recognizing the potential hazards of malpractice stress syndrome.
MD, Recognizing the Symptoms of Malpractice Stress Syndrome.
4 Malpractice stress syndrome is characterized by depressed mood, negative self-image, irritability, and insomnia.