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Errors, Medicine and the Law

Errors, Medicine and the Law

by Alan Merry, Alexander McCall Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521000882

ISBN-13: 9780521000888

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Merry and McCall-Smith question the understandable, but often inappropriate, tendency to blame individuals for medical errors. They point out that the goal of safety is far better served by a sophisticated understanding of the difference between negligence and inevitable error, and by a frank recognition of just why human error occurs and how things go wrong in any

Overview

Merry and McCall-Smith question the understandable, but often inappropriate, tendency to blame individuals for medical errors. They point out that the goal of safety is far better served by a sophisticated understanding of the difference between negligence and inevitable error, and by a frank recognition of just why human error occurs and how things go wrong in any complex system. Although medicine is used as the book's primary example, the points made apply equally to aviation, industrial activities, and many other fields of human endeavour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521000888
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Accidents; 2. The human factor; 3. Errors; 4. Violations; 5. Negligence, recklessness and blame; 6. The standard of care; 7. Assessing the standard - the role of the expert witness; 8. Beyond blame: responding to the needs of the injured; 9. Conclusion.

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