A piece of my mind: Mistakes

Lesnewski R. A piece of my mind: Mistakes. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2006 Sep;296(11):1327-1328.

The author describes a scenario in which medical students discuss what actions the physician of an imaginary patient should take, if any, to acknowledge a medical mistake that was unlikely to cause harm to the patient. The most troubling part of the experience, claims the author, was “the ease with which a group of medical students defended a kind of deception.”


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