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Thomas H. Gallagher, MD; May 2011
Transferred to a tertiary hospital, a child with severe swelling of the brain is found to have venous sinus thromboses and little chance of survival. Further review revealed that the referring hospital had missed subtle signs of cerebral edema on the initial CT scan days earlier, raising the question of whether to disclose the errors of other facilities or caregivers.
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Residents' perceptions of professionalism in training and practice: barriers, promoters, and duty hour requirements.
Ratanawongsa N, Bolen S, Howell EE, Kern DE, Sisson SD, Larriviere D. J Gen Intern Med. 2006;21:758-763.
The researchers surveyed residents on the impact of duty hour restrictions on professionalism. They found that residents thought it more difficult to incorporate professionalism with the restrictions in place but also thought well-being and teamwork were improved.