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by Nancy Berlinger

Medical error is a leading problem of health care in the United States. Each year, more patients die as a result of medical mistakes than are killed by motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS.

While most government and regulatory efforts are directed toward reducing and preventing errors, the actions that should follow the injury or death of a patient are still hotly debated. According to Nancy Berlinger, conversations on patient safety are missing several important components: religious voices, traditions, and models.

In After Harm, Berlinger draws on sources in theology, ethics, religion, and culture to create a practical and comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of patients, families, and clinicians affected by medical error. She emphasizes the importance of acknowledging fallibility, telling the truth, confronting feelings of guilt and shame, and providing just compensation. After Harm adds important human dimensions to an issue that has profound consequences for patients and health care providers.

Download After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness epub
ISBN: 0801881676
ISBN13: 978-0801881671
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Nancy Berlinger
Language: English
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2005)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1122 kb
FB2 size: 1781 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 131
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Great book, wonderful examples.
The book is written like a text book not an easy read. Condition of the book I bought was great and shipping was very fast.
I purchased this book as a useful resource while writing a paper for a class. The book was advertised as "like new" and it was - brand new would have been a better description! I am very pleased with my purchase.