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Journal Article

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

McLennan S, Walker S, Rich LE. Journal of bioethical inquiry. 2014;11:431-5.

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.