Journal: Medical Education Author: Han, J., LaMarra, D. & Vapiwala, N. Publication Date: May 2017 Volume Number: Epub ahead Issue: of print
Description: The ability to carry out prompt and effective error disclosure has been described in the literature as an essential skill among physicians that can lead to improved patient satisfaction, staff well-being and hospital outcomes. However, few studies have addressed the social psychology principles that may influence physician behaviour.


The authors provide an overview of recent administrative measures designed to encourage physicians to disclose error, but note that deliberate practice, buttressed with lessons from social psychology, is needed to implement further productive behavioural changes.
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