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Wei, M.  Doctors, apologies, and the law:  an analysis and critique of apology laws.  Journal of Health Law.  40(1):107-159, Winter 2007.

Slomski, A.  The hardest word.  Proto.  :21-25, Fall 2007.

Delbanco, T., and Bell, S.  Guilty, afraid, and alone--struggling with medical errorNew England Journal of Medicine.  357(17):1682-1683, Oct. 25, 2007.

O'Rourke, P., and Hersey, K.  The power of "sorry".  Hospitalist.   11(10):17, Oct. 2007.

Wayman, K., and others.  JHQ 198 Simulation-Based Medical Error Disclosure Training for Pediatric Healthcare Professionals.   Glenview, IL:  National Association for Healthcare Quality, July/Aug. 2007.

Talking About Harmful Medical Errors with Patients.  Washington:  University of Washington, July 31, 2007.

Majority of hospitals slow to adopt routine apology policy.  American Medical News.  50(24):13, June 25, 2007.

Braxton, K., Poe, K., and Stimmel, S.  How should hospital policy address apologies to patients?  Hospitals and Health Systems.  9(2):22-23, June 2007.

Accountability key to survival from error.  OR Manager.  23(6):15, June 2007.

Kaldjian, L., and others.  Disclosing Medical Errors to Patients:  Attitudes and Practices of Physicians and TraineesJournal of General Internal Medicine, May 1, 2007.

Using the five "R"s to apologize effectively.   Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  7(5):11 May 2007.

Surbone, A., Rowe, M., and Gallagher, T.  Confronting medical errors in oncology and disclosing them to cancer patients.  Journal of Clinical Oncology.  25(12):1463-1487, Apr. 20, 2007.

Making the case for apologies.  Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  7(4):2, Apr. 2007.

Wire, K.  Apology just first step in event management.  Medical Liability Monitor.  32(3):8, Mar. 2007.

Garbutt, J., and others.  Reporting and disclosing medical errors:  pediatricians' attitudes and behaviors.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  161(2):179-185, Feb. 2007.

Studdert, D., and others.  Disclosure of medical injury to patients: an improbable risk management strategy. Health Affairs.  26(1):215-226, Jan./Feb. 2007.

Landro, L.  Doctors learn to say 'I'm sorry'.  The Wall Street Journal.  Web Exclusive.  Jan. 24, 2007.

Varkey, P., and Natt, N.  The objective structured clinical examination as an educational tool in patient safety.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  33(1):48-53, Jan. 2007.

Disclosure of Medical Errors: Strategies to Enhance Communication[video].  Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 2007.

Wojcieszak, D., Saxton, J., and Finkelstein, M.  Sorry Works!   Bloomington, IN:  AuthorHouse™, 2007.  (W 44 AA1 W847 2007).

Amori, G., and Popp, P.  The timing of early resolution:  working at the patient's pace.  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.   27(5):19-23, 2007.

Cox, W.  The five A's:  what do patients want after an adverse event?  Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.   27(5):25-29, 2007.

Roberts, R.  The Art of Apology: When and How to Seek Forgiveness.  Leawood, KS:  American Academy of Family Physicians, 2007.

Wei, M.  Doctors, apologies, and the law:  an analysis and critique of apology lawsJournal of Health Law.  Web Exclusive, 2007.

Disclosing Medical Errors: A Guide to an Effective Explanation and Apology.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Resources, 2007.  (WB 100 D611m 2007).

Lesnewski, R.  Mistakes.  JAMA.  296(11):1327-1328, Sept. 20, 2006.

Lazare, A.  Apology in medical practice:  an emerging clinical skill.  JAMA.  296(11):1401-1404, Sept. 20, 2006.

Disclosure Laws: State by State.  Chicago:  American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.  Sept. 2006.

Gallagher, T., and others.  Choosing your words carefully.  Archives of Internal Medicine.  166:1585-1593, Aug. 14/28, 2006.

U.S. and Canadian physicians' attitudes and experiences regarding disclosing errors to patients.  Archives of Internal Medicine.  166:1605-1611, Aug. 14/28, 2006.

Imperato, G.  An organization's duty to self report misconduct:  mandatory or voluntary.  Journal of Health Care Compliance.  8(4):11-16, July/Aug. 2006.

Fox, P., and Patterson, S.  To apologize or not, that is the question.  Hospitals and Health Networks.  80(7):24, July 2006.

Sattinger, A.  I'm sorry:  the role of apology for hospitalists in the course of patient care.  The Hospitalist.  10(6):25-28, June 2006.

Wojcieszak, D., Banja, J., and Hook, C.  The sorry works!  coalition:  making  the case for full disclosure.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  32(6):344-349, June 2006.

Kellerman, B.  When should a leader apologize--and when not?  Harvard Business Review.  Apr. 2006.

Weber, D.  Who's sorry now?  Physician Executive.  32(2):6, 11-14, Mar./Apr. 2006.

Lopez, L.  Full disclosure and apology-an idea whose time has come.  Physician Executive.  32(2):6-14, Mar./Apr. 2006.

Butcher, L.  Lawyers say 'sorry' may sink you in court.  Physician Executive.  32(2):20-24, Mar./Apr. 2006.

When Things go Wrong: Responding to Adverse Event:  A Consensus Statement of the Harvard Hospitals.   Burlington, MA:  Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors.  Mar. 2006.

When Things go Wrong.  Responding to Adverse Events.  Burlington, MA:  Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, Mar. 2006.

Panicola, M, and Hamel, R.  Conscience, cooperation, and full disclosure.  Health Progress.   87(1):52-59, Jan./Feb. 2006.

Pearls on Disclosure of Adverse Events. Chicago:  American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 2006.

Mazor, K., and others.  Disclosure of medical errors: what factors influence how patients respond?  Journal of General Internal Medicine.  21(7):704-710, 2006.

Being Open When Patients Are Harmed.  London:  National Patient Safety Agency, Sept. 15, 2005.

Huff, C.  The not-so-simple truth.  Hospitals & Health Networks.  79(8):44-55, Aug. 2005.

Kowalczyk, L.  Hospitals study when to apologize to patients.  The Boston Globe.  July 24, 2005.

Henry, L.  Disclosure of medical errors:  ethical considerations for the development of a facility policy and organizational culture change.  Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.  6(2):127-234, May 2005.

Medical Errors Disclosure - Selected Bibliography. Oakbrook Terrace, IL:  The Joint Commission, Apr. 20, 2005.

Cantor, M., and others. Disclosing adverse events to patients.  Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 31(1):5-12, Jan. 2005.

Evans, M. Opening up files in Florida. Modern Healthcare. 34(50):12, Dec. 13, 2004.

Kalra, J., Massey, K., and Mulla, A. Disclosure of errors. Health Affairs. 23(6):273-4, Nov./Dec. 2004.

Cohen, J. Future research on disclosure of medical errors. Annals of Internal Medicine. 141(6):481, Sep. 21, 2004.

Mazor, K., Simon, S., and Gurwitz, J. Communicating with patients about medical errors: a review of the literature. Archives of Internal Medicine. 164(15):1690-7, Aug. 9-23, 2004.

Volker, D., and Clark, A. Taking the high road: what should you do when an adverse event occurs? Part II. Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS. 18(4):180-2, July/Aug. 2004.

Liebman, C., and Hyman, C. A mediation skills model to manage disclosure of errors and adverse events to patients. Health Affairs. 23(4):22-32, July/Aug. 2004.

Disclosure of errors preferred by patients. Journal of Family Practice. 53(7):525-6, Jul 2004.

Larkin, H. Cost drivers. Liability. Responding to patients quickly and with candor can avert costly lawsuits. Hospital and Health Networks. 78(6):38-40, 42, June 2004.

Clark, A. Taking the high road: What should you do when an adverse event occurs? Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS. Part 1.  18(3):118-9, May/June 2004.

O'Connell, D., and Reifsteck, S. Disclosing unexpected outcomes and medical error.  Journal of Medical Practice Management. 19(6):317-23, May/June 2004.

Health plan members' views on disclosure of medical errors. Managed Care Interface. 17(5):47, 51, May 2004.

Summaries for patients. The effects of telling patients about medical errors. Annals of Intern Medicine. 140(6):I17, Mar. 16, 2004.

Disclosure of medical errors. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 43(3):432, Mar. 2004.

Disclosure: What Works Now and What Can Work Even Better.  Chicago:  American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.  Part 3 of 3, Feb. 25, 2004.

Hobgood, C., and others. Error identification, disclosure, and reporting: practice patterns of three emergency medicine provider types. Academic Emergency Medicine. 11(2):196-9, Feb. 2004.

Lamb, R. Open disclosure: the only approach to medical error. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 13(1):3-5, Feb. 2004.

Woods, M., and Bruckner, H. Healing Words: The Power of Apology in Medicine. Oak Park, IL: Doctors in Touch, 2004.

Spath, P. Practical Strategies for Disclosing Medical Errors.  Carrollton, TX: HSTN, 2004. [video]

Berlinger, N. Avoiding cheap grace. Medical harm, patient safety, and the culture(s) of forgiveness. The Hastings Center Report. 33(6):28-36, Nov./Dec. 2003.

Disclosure: Creating an Effective Patient Communication Policy.  Chicago:  American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.  Part 2 of 3, Nov. 1, 2003.

Shinkman, R. To err is human; to report it is a quandary. Healthcare Leadership Management Report. 11(11):1-6, 8, Nov. 2003.

Hevia, A., and Hobgood, C. Medical error during residency: to tell or not to tell.  Annals of Emergency Medicine. 42(4):565-70, Oct. 2003.

Jones, J., McCullough, L., and Richman, B. What to tell patients harmed by other physicians.  Journal of Vascular Surgery. 38(4):866-7, Oct. 2003.

Croteau, R. All outcomes should be disclosed.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 29(10):556-7, Oct. 2003.

Barron, W., and Kuczewski, M. Unanticipated harm to patients: deciding when to disclose outcomes.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 29(10):551-5, Oct. 2003.

Kachalia, A., and others. Does full disclosure of medical errors affect malpractice liability? The jury is still out.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 29(10):503-11, Oct. 2003.

Hall, J. Legal consequences of the moral duty to report errors.  JONA'S Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation.  5(3):60-4, Sept. 2003.

Williams, L., and others. Differences in the reporting of care-related patient injuries to existing reporting systems.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 9(9):460-7, Sept. 2003.

Huber, G. Creating a safe environment. Health Affairs. 22(4):41-3, July/Aug. 2003.

Mccaffrey, J. Honest talk. Disclosure is not about asset protection--it is about doing the right thing.  Hospital and Health Networks. 77(7):94, July 2003.

Wu, A., and Pronovost, P. Telling patients the truth.  Health Affairs. 22(3):249;May/June 2003.

Federico, F. Hospitals disclosing harm.  Health Affairs. 22(3):248; May/June 2003.

Disclosure: The Next Step in Better Communication With Patients.  Chicago:  American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.  Part 1 of 3, May 1, 2003.

Pollack, C., and others. Helping clinicians find resolution after a medical error. The International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees. 12(2):203-7, Spring 2003.

Hofmann, P. Management mistakes in healthcare: a disturbing silence. The International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees. 12(2):201-2, Spring 2003.

Lamb, R., and others. Hospital disclosure practices: results of a national survey. Health Affairs.22(2):73-83, Mar./Apr. 2003.

Schneck, L. Oops ... disclosing medical errors and adverse outcomes, establishing dialogue with patients. MGMA Connexion. 3(3):28-30, Mar. 2003.

Gallagher, T., and others. Patients' and physicians' attitudes regarding the disclosure of medical errors. JAMA. 289(8):1001-7, Feb. 26, 2003.

Disclosing Adverse Events to Patients: A Report. Washington, DC: National Center for Ethics in Health Care, Veterans Health Administration, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 2003.

Marchev, M. Medical Malpractice and Medical Error Disclosure: Balancing Facts and Fears. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 2003.

Disclosure of Unanticipated Events: The Next Step in Better Communication With Patients. Chicago: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management of the American Hospital Association, 2003.

Leape, L. Reporting of adverse events. New England Journal of Medicine. 347(20):1633-8, Nov. 14, 2002.

Hobgood, C., and others. Medical errors-what and when: what do patients want to know? Academic Emergency Medicine. 9(11):1156-61, Nov. 2002.

Rice, B. Medical errors. Is honesty ever optional? Medical Economics. 79(19):63-6, 72, Oct. 11, 2002.

Popp, P. How to--and not to--disclose medical errors to patients. Management Care. 11(10):52-3, Oct. 2002.

Knoll, A. Mea culpa, mea culpa: a call for privilege for self- disclosure of error in the setting of primary medical education. DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. 35(3):419-42, Summer 2002.

Wu, A. Reporting outcomes and other issues in patient safety: an interview with Albert Wu. Interview by Steven Berman. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement. 28(4):197-204, Apr. 2002.

Wears, R., and Wu, A. Dealing with failure: the aftermath of errors and adverse events. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 39(3):344-6, Mar. 2002.

Cantor, M. Telling patients the truth: a systems approach to disclosing adverse events. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 11(1):7-8, Mar. 2002.

Liang, B. A system of medical error disclosure. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 11(1):64-8, Mar. 2002.

Lawton, R., and Parker, D. Barriers to incident reporting in a healthcare system. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 11(1):15-8, Mar. 2002.

Flynn, E., and Isaacman, T. Shining the Light on Errors: How Open Should We Be? Oak Brook, IL: University HealthSystem Consortium, 2002.

Mariner, W. Medical error reporting: professional tensions between confidentiality & liability. Issue Brief (Mass Health Policy Forum). 6;(13):1-35, Nov. 2001.

Kapp, M. Medical mistakes and older patients: admitting errors and improving care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 49(10):1361-5, Oct. 2001.

Porto, G. Disclosure of medical error: facts and fallacies. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. 21(4):67-76, Fall 2001.

Ott, M. Key considerations on drafting a policy on disclosure of unanticipated outcomes. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. 21(4):27-34, Fall 2001.

Porto, G. The risk manager's role in disclosure of medical error: seeing ourselves as others see us. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. 21(4):19-24, Fall 2001.

Crane, M. What to say if you made a mistake. Medical Economics. 78(16):26-8, 33-6, Aug. 20, 2001.

Thurman, A. Institutional responses to medical mistakes: ethical and legal perspectives. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 11(2):147-56, June 2001.

"Lets Talk": Disclosure After an Adverse Event. Chicago: National Patient Safety Foundation, 2001. [video]

Havens, C. Communication of Medical Errors. Oakland, CA: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, 2001.

Hebert, C. Disclosure of adverse events and errors in healthcare: an ethical perspective. Drug Safety. 24(15):1095-104, 2001.

Talking to patients about health care injury: statement of principle.  Focus Patient Safety.  4(1):3, National Patient Safety Foundation, 2001.

Let's talk: disclosure after an adverse medical event  [video].  National Patient Safety Foundation, 2001.

Smith, M., and Forster, H. Morally managing medical mistakes. The International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees. 9(1):38-53, Winter 2000.

Rubin, S., and Zoloth, L. Margin of Error: The Ethics of Mistakes in the Practice of Medicine. Hagerstown, MD: University Pub. Group,2000.


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