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Journal Article

A new structure of attention? Open disclosure of adverse events to patients and their families.

Iedema R, Jorm C, Wakefield JG, et al. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 2009;28.

Open disclosure is an important principle and policy in health care, with varying views on its implementation among providers and varying practices in different countries. This article discusses the broad context of an open disclosure policy and provides an empirical analysis of the impact on clinicians.