Ethical issues in patient safety.

  title={Ethical issues in patient safety.},
  author={Lucian Leape},
  journal={Thoracic surgery clinics},
  volume={15 4},
Making progress in patient safety poses many challenges, practical and theoretical, to the way physicians practice medicine. The ethical challenges are among the most profound. They include the ethical imperative to do all things practical to prevent errors and injury to patients, the need to respond appropriately when things go wrong to find new methods to prevent recurrence, the requirement for honesty and openness in dealing with our patients when things go wrong, and taking responsibility… CONTINUE READING


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