Monthly Archives: November 2015

Question from Medical Student: OK to Cry?

I recently gave a Sorry Works! presentation to a group of medical students. I love teaching medical students…they’re not jaded and it’s cool to think about where they will scatter — with the disclosure message — in four years or less.  … Continue reading

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Disclosure, Apology Finally Coming to Military Medicine?

Earlier this year, we wrote an e-newsletter/blog sharply criticizing the lack of disclosure, apology and transparency in military medicine, and challenging the Obama administration in its closing months to order changes. Our column was inspired by a lengthy New York … Continue reading

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Cameras in the Operating Room? The Discussion Continues…

In response to recently introduced Wisconsin legislation, we penned a column this past summer about the use of cameras in the operating room or so-called “surgical black boxes.” We got a lot of feedback from healthcare, insurance, and legal professionals, … Continue reading

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Hospital Continues to Send Mail to Grieving Family – Then Apologizes!

On several occasions Sorry Works! has shared the story of Wade and Jennifer who lost their daughter to medical errors at Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO) – now named UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland after a recent merger. We even shared … Continue reading

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Another British Hospital Apologizes for Baby’s Death

In late September we reported that a British Hospital apologized and admitted liability for mistakes that led to the death of a baby. We also reported in October that an American hospital (State of Idaho) had apologized for medication errors … Continue reading

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