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Disclosing Our Own Errors!

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10 Oct 2016 - General
 

Do we have to tell a patient if we make an error in their care and, if so, under what circumstances?

Share your views and experiences.

To err is human. We are doctors, but human being too. It is not possible for us to be 100% accurate. I think the disclosure of errors may not be a good job. Because we will not be able to undo those errors completely. But the patients may lose their faith on doctors. If we find that we have just made an error, we should try to correct it immediately. However, if the situation demands or you think the patient will accept your apologies you can disclose it. This is my personal opinion only. Expec...
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