Johns Hopkins University Press (2005)
|Abstract||Medical error is a leading problem of health care in the United States. Each year, more patients die as a result of medical mistakes than are killed by motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. While most government and regulatory efforts are directed toward reducing and preventing errors, the actions that should follow the injury or death of a patient are still hotly debated. According to Nancy Berlinger, conversations on patient safety are missing several important components: religious voices, traditions, and models. In After Harm, Berlinger draws on sources in theology, ethics, religion, and culture to create a practical and comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of patients, families, and clinicians affected by medical error. She emphasizes the importance of acknowledging fallibility, telling the truth, confronting feelings of guilt and shame, and providing just compensation. After Harm adds important human dimensions to an issue that has profound consequences for patients and health care providers.|
|Keywords||Medical errors Moral and ethical aspects Medical errors Psychological aspects Medical errors Religious aspects Physicians Professional ethics Physician and patient Medical ethics Forgiveness Medical Errors psychology Ethics Physician-Patient Relations Religion and Medicine|
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|Call number||R729.8.B47 2005|
|ISBN(s)||0801887690 9780801881671 0801881676|
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