School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Human error can occur in any profession. Medical errors are most commonly occurring errors in a health care system, which are responsible to delay patient’s recovery and produce harm to patient. However, being as a health care professional, it is the requirement of professional code of ethics to do well and not to harm our patients. Historically, many of these errors were not disclosed to patients but the trend is emerging for more open disclosure of medical errors to patients and their families. The aim of this paper is to explain medical error and analyze this concept in the light of ethical principles. The paper will discuss the role of medical professionals in the disclosure of medical errors integrating an explicit ethical decision making process named MORAL.
Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics
(2014). A Medical error: To disclose or not to disclose. Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics, 5(2).
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