Just because nurses are sued less often than doctors doesn’t mean that their actions aren’t a focus of a large number of medical malpractice lawsuits. Whether they are defendants or not, nurses are often crucial to the defense and subject to the same stress as the physicians they work with. A condition known as medical malpractice stress syndrome (MMSS) is increasingly being recognized as affecting medical professionals who are subjected to litigation.

More on this in Winning Focus President Gail Fiore’s perspective piece for Medscape.

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