Teach honesty, act with integrity and fight the culture

Patel, Eva
February 2014
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Feb2014, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p115
Academic Journal
The author narrates his experience of an unintended prescription of a drug to the wrong patient, a serious patient safety incident. He reflects on how doctors can possibly be honest about their errors in practice without being seen as a failure. He also advocates for a radical medical reform to diminish the blame culture, change organizational values and build a moral community where health-care professionals are free to own up to mistakes without fear.


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