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In support of the medical apology: the nonlegal arguments.

Heaton HA, Campbell RL, Thompson KM, et al. In Support of the Medical Apology: The Nonlegal Arguments. J Emerg Med. 2016;51(5):605-609. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.06.048.

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October 5, 2016
Heaton HA, Campbell RL, Thompson KM, et al. J Emerg Med. 2016;51:605-609.

Appropriate apology is valuable to both the clinicians and patients involved. This commentary highlights why apologies are important to patients and providers and outlines a framework focused on "recognition, responsibility, regret, and remedy" to explore behaviors associated with effective apology.

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Heaton HA, Campbell RL, Thompson KM, et al. In Support of the Medical Apology: The Nonlegal Arguments. J Emerg Med. 2016;51(5):605-609. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.06.048.