When the Stress of a Claim Is Overwhelming
by Kathy Everitt
Friday, November 16, 2018
We get it. Dealing with an allegation after you’ve done your best for your patient is emotionally stressful. There is even a term for this stress, it is called “litigation stress” or “Medical Malpractice Stress Syndrome (MMSS).”
The stress can manifest itself as:
- An inability to concentrate
- An inability to cope with everyday tasks
- Self-questioning of your overall clinical expertise
And, it can take a toll on:
- Your relationship with your other patients
- Your family
- Your staff
We want to make sure you are coping with this stress. That is why we are now providing our policyholders with access to a professional emotional wellness counselor who will help them deal with the situation.
For more information, contact our Claims Advice Hotline.