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Recently I attended a meeting of an organization whose focus is in improving #healthcare. This is a highly respected organization. One ☝🏼 of their founding principles is the 1/
engagement of various #stakeholders including #patients and #caregivers. This was not the 1st meeting of this org. I have attended. I walked away from this particular meeting sad, frustrated & a bit angry. The topic was on #patientcentric care. A topic that is near & dear 2/
to me. The caliber of individuals involved was spectacular; academics, researchers, consultants. As I scrolled through participants as well as listened to the conversation and watched the comments come across the screen I was enthralled with the dialogue however 3/
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Something happened. That wasn't supposed to happen.

Or rather.

Something didn't happen. That was supposed to happen.

Eyes wide like saucers, they told me. Tears glistened in their eyes.

Them: "I made a #medicalerror."
Me: *listening*

They were accountable. They were.
Did anything happen as a result? No.

But something could have happened. Something disastrous and bad. Lucky us, it did not.

They knew that.
I knew that, too.

I was the attending. This was my responsibility, too.

So I said that.

Me: "I'm responsible, too."
That didn't make them feel better. But I did need them to know that it was my error, too.

It was.

We needed to debrief. Wait. Maybe this was supposed to be the debrief.


I thought about all the ways that has looked throughout my training and beyond.

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