Guilty, afraid, and alone--struggling with medical error.

  title={Guilty, afraid, and alone--struggling with medical error.},
  author={Tom Delbanco and Sigall K Bell},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={357 17},
n engl j med 357;17 october 25, 2007 1682 S 1999, health care professionals have been focusing on To Err Is Human, the Institute of Medicine report that sounded alarms about medical error. As we have strived to reduce the rate of errors, systems-based practices such as electronic order entry and procedure checklists have proliferated. Meanwhile, little attention has been paid to the second half of the adage — “to forgive, divine.” How can we characterize and address the human… CONTINUE READING