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Notes on healing after a missed diagnosis.

Fleming EA. Notes on healing after a missed diagnosis. JAMA. 2022;328(13):1297-1298. 10.1001/jama.2022.15724

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October 19, 2022
Fleming EA. JAMA. 2022;328(13):1297-1298.

Honest apology is known to support healing from medical error for clinicians, patients, and families. This essay shares the experience of one physician who missed signs of a heart attack, mislabeling the condition as fatigue, who then apologized for the mistake. The author highlights how openness about the error was crucial in the continuation of the care relationship.

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Fleming EA. Notes on healing after a missed diagnosis. JAMA. 2022;328(13):1297-1298. 10.1001/jama.2022.15724

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