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My patient almost died from a mistake I made. I apologized and it changed my life.

McLean K. My patient almost died from a mistake I made. I apologized and it changed my life. Huffington Post. October 16, 2019.

Medical mistakes cause stress for both patients and their clinicians who treat them. This first-person account shares the experience of a gynecologic oncology fellow whose mistake harmed a patient. She shared the value of an apology both for clinician and patient healing.