Would patient care improve if doctors were to own up to their mistakes?

Ashgate author, Professor James Reason, thinks so. He is currently presenting a two-part series on medical disclosure on BBC Radio 4 (Part One was aired on Monday 20th February 2012, 20.00 UK time). You can listen to the programme via the BBC website.

Professor Reason discovers how encouraging doctors to admit their mistakes can improve patient safety. He talks to Rick Boothman and Darrell Campbell at the University of Michigan, the creators of a programme where doctors have to be open about their errors.

A world-renowned authority on human factors, James Reason is author of best-selling Ashgate  books such as Managing the Risk of Organizational Accidents and The Human Contribution.

Find out more about the programme and about James Reason on the Ashgate Human Factors author hub.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s