Medical Error, Ethics, and Apology

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  • Published: June 2020
  • Format: Dust Jacket Hardcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 234
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781480890596
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Ethicists and medical scholars agree that adverse medical events should be disclosed to patients and families. However, defining what constitutes a medical error can be difficult.

Richard George Boudreau, a maxillofacial surgeon, bioethicist, attorney, and forensic expert, examines medical errors and adverse medical events – as well as how apologies and disclosures can actually reduce litigation costs. Get the answers to questions such as:

• Why is litigation the wrong way to deal with medical error?

• What has led to the medical culture of deny and defend?

• How can disputes be resolved without litigation?

• Can communication and resolution programs be more effective?

The book contains a history of medicine, medical errors, and litigation; outlines what philosophers have said about medical error; and contains case studies on what to do and what not to do.

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