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Medical error in the care of the unrepresented: disclosure and apology for a vulnerable patient population.

Byju AS, Mayo K. Medical error in the care of the unrepresented: disclosure and apology for a vulnerable patient population. Journal of medical ethics. 2019;45(12):821-823. doi:10.1136/medethics-2019-105633.

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Byju AS, Mayo K. Journal of medical ethics. 2019;45:821-823.
| September 25, 2019

Managing errors that affect patients who lack decision-making capacity and a designated decision-maker is a new area of concern. This commentary discusses moral, ethical, legal, and clinical reasons for health care to examine how to respond when such a situation occurs. The authors hope to motivate development of needed protocols and best practices to ensure that this vulnerable patient population is respectfully and completely informed after medical errors.

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Byju AS, Mayo K. Medical error in the care of the unrepresented: disclosure and apology for a vulnerable patient population. Journal of medical ethics. 2019;45(12):821-823. doi:10.1136/medethics-2019-105633.