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Time-out: the professional and organizational ethics of speaking up in the OR.

Berlinger N, Dietz E. Time-out: The Professional and Organizational Ethics of Speaking Up in the OR. AMA J Ethics. 2016;18(9):925-32. doi:10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.9.stas1-1609.

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October 26, 2016
Berlinger N, Dietz E. AMA J Ethics. 2016;18:925-32.

Time-outs are a common step in the surgical checklist process. Reviewing the evidence on the practice of structured briefings, this commentary explores the ethical imperatives supporting checklists as a tactic for clinicians to raise concerns in surgery.

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Berlinger N, Dietz E. Time-out: The Professional and Organizational Ethics of Speaking Up in the OR. AMA J Ethics. 2016;18(9):925-32. doi:10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.9.stas1-1609.