Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…
Jeff welcomes to the podcast pediatric physician and coach, Stacia Dearmin.
The unfortunate truth is that most surgeons in the United States will be named in a malpractice lawsuit at some point in their careers. Despite that, it’s a topic we don’t often discuss.
Most compassionate surgeons are hit hard when a patient has an unforeseen negative outcome. Adding a malpractice lawsuit on top of a negative outcome can be overwhelming and injurious to a surgeon physically, mentally, and emotionally.
What steps does Stacia suggest we do to become better equipped to deal with malpractice litigation?
- Connect with someone about your personal experience in a protected space. The isolation that stems from a malpractice lawsuit exacerbates suffering. We need other people to lean on when we’re suffering.
- Educate yourself about malpractice litigation. Recognize that, as doctors and not attorneys, we are not experts in litigation. However, learning the basics of the process can help us better prepare.
Most importantly, PRACTICE prep for potential malpractice litigation!
Guest: Stacia Dearmin, MD, ACC
Dr. Stacia Dearmin is a nationally recognized speaker, educator, and ICF-certified coach focused on supporting and inspiring physician facing adverse patient outcomes and malpractice litigation. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she spent 25 years in pediatric bedside practice and teaching. Her years in the world of pediatric emergency medicine taught her how hard difficult outcomes and med mal lawsuits can be for physicians. She founded Thrive in 2017 with the goal of relieving pain and isolation among physicians confronted with the toughest experience many will ever have.
Reach out to her for “Deposition Magic,” — her streamable CME course for physicians facing deposition – via her website, www.thrivephysician.com .