TITLE

Teach honesty, act with integrity and fight the culture

AUTHOR(S)
Patel, Eva
PUB. DATE
February 2014
SOURCE
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Feb2014, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
94395002

 

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