NPR NPR: Becoming Mindful of Medical Decision Making Do you strive to know every detail of your disease and embrace every therapy available, or do you prefer to ignore symptoms and advice from the medical community? Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband frame medical decision making into two camps- doubters and believers.
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New York Times My Near Miss by Danielle Ofri How can doctors learn from near-misses if those mistakes are missing from open discussion?
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New York Times Encouraging Doctors to Admit Errors Read a variety of responses to Dr. Ofri’s self-admitted ‘near miss’.
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Washington-Post Medical errors are hard for doctors to admit, but it’s wise to apologize to patients by Manoj Jain Apologizing for medical mistakes may be more than just a matter of conscience.
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New York Times The Many Errors in Thinking About Mistakes by Alina Tugend Children learn that ‘everyone makes mistakes’ as a crucial part of the learning process, but are rewarded for getting the right answer. A NY Times columnist explores society’s paradoxical approach to making mistakes.
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Washington-Post Washington Post: Doctor believes standard hospital care could have averted the death of his mother by Jonathan Welch ER physician Jonathan Welch struggles to find the best course of action when medical mistakes touch his own family.
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The Journal of the American Medical Association Learning to Care about Patient Safety by Elaine Besancon Patient safety often takes a backseat in medical education but is at the forefront for patients and families.
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Propublica What a New Doctor Learned About Medical Mistakes From Her Mom’s Death As a medical student, Elaine Goodman saw her mother’s safety compromised by multiple medical errors. As a physician, she tries to incorporate lessons learned into her own medical practice.
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The Power of Wholeness by Rachel Naomi Remen Our power to heal extends beyond our power to cure.
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