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Building a Culture of Candour: a Review of the Threshold for the Duty of Candour and of the Incentives for Care Organisations to Be Candid.
Dalton D, Williams N. London, UK: The Royal College of Surgeons of England; March 2014.
When medical errors occur, patients desire full disclosure. This report calls for clinicians in the National Health Service to disclose errors that contribute to moderate or severe harm or death. The authors outline recommendations to help organizations establish a safety culture that requires discussion about unanticipated events and ensures that staff receive training in apologies.
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Harrison R, Birks Y, Hall J, Bosanquet K, Harden M, Iedema R. Int J Nurs Stud. 2014;51:334-345.
This systematic review found that nurses regularly support patients and physicians during safety incident disclosures but are generally not equipped to disclose incidents independently.