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Journal Article

Rapid learning of adverse medical event disclosure and apology.

Raemer DB, Locke S, Walzer TB, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2016;12:140-7.

Obstetricians and labor nurses who were given a best practices guideline performed better in a standardized disclosure-and-apology discussion simulation than colleagues who were provided as much time as they thought was needed to prepare. Similar cognitive aids may help clinicians faced with disclosing adverse events to patients.