In this blog for Medpage Today, US doctor Diane Solomon talks about the power of apologising to patients. Outlining the tendency of healthcare professionals to defend their practice, she describes how being honest and open with patients about errors demonstrates humanity and compassion. She talks about the importance of being sincere when apologising and outlines how taking responsibility builds trust and can positively change future outcomes.
Blog - What happens when we apologize to our patients? There is incredible power in admitting error (8 December 2022) https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/second-opinions/102135
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