Doctors are told to “be perfect” – never make a mistake that negatively impacts the patient. In reality, being perfect is almost an impossibility. So what happens when doctors do make mistakes? Can any good come from that?
In an engaging video from TED, Dr. Brian Goldman discusses this culture of perfection and what lessons can be learned from admitting to mistakes in treatment. From the video:
“The redefined physician is human, knows she’s human, accepts it … and she works in a culture of medicine that acknowledges that human beings run the system.”
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