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Should health care providers be forced to apologise after things go wrong?

McLennan S, Walker S, Rich LE. Should health care providers be forced to apologise after things go wrong? J Bioeth Inq. 2014;11(4):431-5. doi:10.1007/s11673-014-9571-y.

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January 28, 2015
McLennan S, Walker S, Rich LE. J Bioeth Inq. 2014;11(4):431-5.

This commentary raises questions about requiring clinicians to apologize to patients following an adverse event, such as the potential impact on clinicians' ability to make moral judgments. The authors advocate for promoting voluntary apologies through training, culture, and peer support.

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McLennan S, Walker S, Rich LE. Should health care providers be forced to apologise after things go wrong? J Bioeth Inq. 2014;11(4):431-5. doi:10.1007/s11673-014-9571-y.