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Errors, Medicine and the Law
by Alexander McCall Smith (Goodreads Author)
Merry and McCall-Smith question the understandable, but often inappropriate, tendency to blame individuals for medical errors. They point out that the goal of safety is far better served by a sophisticated understanding of the difference between negligence and inevitable error, and by a frank recognition of just why human error occurs and how things go wrong in any complex ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by Cambridge University Press
(first published August 16th 2001)
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Very well written. It breaks down in an understandable manner the psychology and processes involved in Medical Errors, although applicable to anything. It also lays out how one tends to respond to errors and the processes involved, which has a significant impact on what follows.
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what ...moreMore about Alexander McCall Smith...