From Exam Room to Courtroom: Navigating Litigation and Coping with Stress
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From Exam Room to Courtroom: Navigating Litigation and Coping with Stress

Earn 12 CME Credits

 

Hosted by "physician mentors," this CD-ROM was designed to empower physicians to effectively navigate the legal system, recognize and cope with the accompanying symptoms of litigation stress, and emerge from such painful experiences intact. Primary content areas include: Handling an Adverse Event; Dealing With the Lawsuit; Understanding Pre-Trial Discovery; Deciding Whether to Settle; Getting through the Trial; Life after the Trial; Stress Relievers & Tools.

 

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is meant by an adverse event and explain the steps to take as soon as one has occurred

  • Recognize the warning signs of a potential lawsuit

  • Explain the procedures for responding to a lawsuit

  • Describe and prepare for a discovery deposition

  • Discuss the key elements of a trial and provide a list of the usual participants

  • Explain the key factors in preparing a successful defense and mitigating the risks caused by litigation stress

  • Summarize the stress factors and coping tools associated with each stage of litigation

  • Identify the benefits and challenges of settlement

  • Define post-trial motions and appeals

  • Identify options and strategies for "moving on" after a verdict


2006

Reviewed and approved for credit through 2015.

 

ACCME Accreditation
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.


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