Video Discussing 2013 "Patient Harms" Report by Dr. John James 


TEDx Talk: A Mother whose Son Died from Medical Mistakes

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Alex, the teenage son of Dr. John James, died due to medical errors. Dr. James is the Chief Toxicologist for the National Aeronautics & Space Administration. He leads the Space Toxicology Office located at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. (5 minutes)

Read the story of Dr. James' son Alex at:  
http://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/CaseStudies/John-T-James-Case-Study-What-Happened-To-Alex.aspx

Read Dr. James' full report at:

https://journals.lww.com/journalpatientsafety/Fulltext/2013/09000/A_New,_Evidence_based_Estimate_of_Patient_Harms.2.aspx





Dr. Carol E. Gunn shares a powerful story about her sister's death, and the obstacles they faced due to errors in healthcare. She openly wonders why, when medical errors are the third leading cause of death, there is little outrage, transparency or accountability. 

(12 minutes)









Transparency, Compassion, and Truth in Medical Errors: Leilani Schweitzer at TEDxUniversityofNevada
The human element can give us kindness and compassion; it can also give us what we don't want— mistakes and failure. Leilani Schweitzer's son died after a series of medical mistakes. In her talk she discusses the importance and possibilities of transparency in medicine, especially after preventable errors. And how truth and compassion are essential for healing. (15 1/2 minutes)