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Avoiding Errors in Adult Medicine
     

Avoiding Errors in Adult Medicine

by Ian Reckless
 

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Some of the most important and best lessons in a doctor’s career are learnt from mistakes. However, an awareness of the common causes of medical errors and developing positive behaviours can reduce the risk of mistakes and litigation.

Written for junior medical staff and consultants, and unlike any other clinical management title available,

Overview

Some of the most important and best lessons in a doctor’s career are learnt from mistakes. However, an awareness of the common causes of medical errors and developing positive behaviours can reduce the risk of mistakes and litigation.

Written for junior medical staff and consultants, and unlike any other clinical management title available, Avoiding Errors in Adult Medicine identifies and explains the most common errors likely to occur in an adult medicine setting - so that you won’t make them.
 
The first section in this brand new guide discusses the causes of errors in adult medicine. The second and largest section consists of case scenarios and includes expert and legal comment as well as clinical teaching points and strategies to help you engage in safer practice throughout your career. The final section discusses how to deal with complaints and the   subsequent potential medico-legal consequences, helping to reduce your anxiety when dealing with the consequences of an error.

Invaluable during the Foundation Years, Specialty Training and for Consultants, Avoiding Errors in Adult Medicine is the perfect guide to help tackle the professional and emotional challenges of life as a physician.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“My experience as an expert witness in clinical negligence cases, MPTS Panel chairman, medical adviser to a Public Inquiry and as a sometimes commissioned independent reporter on adverse incidents tells me that these are excellent books, valuable for all clinicians, not just those in high-risk specialties; and all NHS managers involved in maintaining or improving the quality of care. The case vignettes, alone, are useful source material for teaching medical trainees on what can go wrong and how to deal with it when it does.” (Harvey Marcovitch, Clinical Risk journal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118508862
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Series:
AVE - Avoiding Errors
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
758 KB

Meet the Author

Ian P. Reckless is Consultant Physician and Assistant Medical Director, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

D. John M. Reynolds is Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Sally Newman is a Solicitor and Head of Legal Services, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Joseph E. Raine is Consultant Paediatrician, Whittington Hospital, London

Kate Williams is Partner, RadcliffesLeBrasseur Solicitors, Leeds

Jonathan Bonser is Consultant in the Healthcare Department of Fishburns LLP, Solicitors, London, and former Head of the Claims and Legal Services, Department of the Leeds office of the Medical Protection Society

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