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Title Talking with patients and families about medical error : a guide for education and practice / Robert D. Truog [and others] ; foreword by Lucien L. Leape

Publ Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
 RWU Main Library  R729.8 .T35 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xix, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Medical error through the eyes of clinicians, patients, and families -- What is a medical error? -- A brief overview of the patient safety movement -- Communicating about adverse events and medical error -- Supporting clinicians in disclosure : the coaching model -- Practice-based learning for coaches and clinicians -- Practical guidelines for disclosure -- Learning through enacting -- The broad spectrum of adverse events and medical error -- Organizational strategies for improving disclosure practice -- Future directions and closing thoughts
Note Talking with Patients and Families about Medical Error delves deeply into the challenges of communicating honestly and openly about mistakes in medical practice. --
Based on guidelines from the Institute for Professional and Ethical Practice and the authors' own experiences, the practice-based approaches outlined here offer concrete guidance on --
Dealing professionally and compassionately with patients' reactions --
Who should be included in the conversation --
What information should be documented in the medical record --
How to respond to questions about financial compensation --
Aimed at promoting resolution and healing, this book stresses the importance of clear, empathetic communication that will improve clinical and organizational responses to medical missteps and mismanagement. It emphasizes five features of the physician-patient relationship deserving of special attention: transparency, respect, accountability, continuity, and kindness (TRACK). Narrative examples of common situations demonstrate how conversations about medical error can lead to healing. --Book Jacket
LC subject Medical errors
Physician and patient
Communication in medicine
Mesh Subject Physician-Patient Relations
Medical Errors
Truth Disclosure
Add Author Truog, Robert
ISBN 9780801898044 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801898048 (hardcover : alk. paper)