Letters Difficulty in admitting error

An equally hard thing: supporting the admission of error

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3563 (Published 22 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3563
  1. Mohummud Shamim Nassrally, clinical teaching fellow1
  1. 1University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK
  1. shamimnassrally{at}doctors.org.uk

Sokol’s column on disclosing medical error rightly highlights the difficulty in making such an admission.1 However, his tone and condescension are unhelpful. Support for those who have the unfortunate task of facing such a dilemma might be more constructive.

Clinicians aim …

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