Dr. Carol E. Gunn shares a powerful story about her sister 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. In her unique position of being both a physician and a family member who has suffered a great loss, she understands the tremendous pressures facing both providers and chronically ill patients. (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)
News Report referencing the data in John James "Medical Errors" 2013 report.
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