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Grant T. Washington Post. July 22, 2008:HE01
This article reports on a wrong-sided surgery near miss from the perspective of a parent, and discusses the role of family members in preventing medical errors.
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Parental involvement in the preoperative surgical safety checklist is welcomed by both parents and staff.
Corbally MT, Tierney E. Int J Pediatr. 2014;2014:791490.
Many institutions are attempting to increase patient and family engagement in safety efforts. This report on integrating parents of children undergoing surgery into the completion of the WHO surgical safety checklist provides a helpful example of families being successfully incorporated into an existing safety program.
Span P. New York Times. February 1, 2019.
Cognitive and functional decline can occur as individuals age. Concerns have been raised regarding the need to assess skills of aging physicians. This newspaper article reports on the implementation of mandatory evaluation programs to assess competencies of older surgeons and the profession's response to them.