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    Discontinuity and Disaster: Gaps and the Negotiation of Culpability in Medication Delivery.Sidney Dekker - 2007 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (3):463-470.
    This paper shows how discontinuities in the process of drug delivery enable but also underdetermine the isolation of a culprit in adverse medication events. A case example illustrates how we are forced to abandon conceptualizations of blame that assume a dichotomy , and shift instead to a more nuanced version that estimates the degree to which an actor desired, generated, or could have foreseen the harmful outcome, and the extent to which constraints external to the actor altered the event. The (...)
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  2. Discontinuity and Disaster: Gaps and the Negotiation of Culpability in Medication Delivery.Sidney Dekker - 2007 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (3):463-470.
    We say that celebrated accidents shape public perception of safety and risk in health care. Take the so-called celebrated story of the three Colorado nurses who, by administering bezathine penicillin intravenously, caused the death of a neonate. The nurses were charged with criminal negligence, with one pleading guilty to a reduced charge and another fighting the charge and eventually being exonerated. “Celebrated” accidents seem to follow a predictable script and cast participants in recognizable roles. They present heroes, survivors, and victims. (...)
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  3. Just Culture: Balancing Safety and Accountability.Sidney Dekker - 2012 - Ashgate.
    What is the right thing to do? -- "You have nothing to fear if you've done nothing wrong" -- Between culpable and blameless -- Are all mistakes equal? -- Report, disclose, protect, learn -- A just culture in your organization -- The criminalization of human error -- Is criminalization bad for safety? -- Without prosecutors, there would be no crime -- Three questions for your just culture -- Why do we blame?
     
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