Monthly Archives: June 2016

Gag Order/Confidentiality Project from Sorry Works! — need your opinion

In a recent Sorry Works! e-blast about the toddler dying during a dental procedure, there was a quote from a dental professor claiming that most malpractice settlements have gag orders or confidentiality clauses. Here is the quote: “When there are … Continue reading

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UPDATE — Sexual Assault Victim, Oregon State Univ. Provide Powerful Example for Hospitals/Nursing Homes

Earlier this year, a friend in Oregon sent me a story about a young woman who was raped by four Oregon State Football players in 1998. Long story short, the school initially shoved the case under the rug, but, under … Continue reading

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Nominate Yourself (or a friend) for a Free/Sponsored Sorry Works! Tool Kit for June

Recently a patient safety advocate purchased/sponsored one FREE Sorry Works! Tool Kit per month for the next year, and asked us to donate the Kit to anyone we wish. In March, April, and May we awarded the Tool Kit to … Continue reading

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Is There a Statue of Limitations in Heaven?

Question for our theologians and wannabe theologians: Is there a statute of limitation in heaven? You know, if you do something really bad and stupid at, say, age 21, but live to the ripe old age of 95, does the … Continue reading

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Review of AHRQ’s new “CANDOR” Disclosure Tool Kit

Recently, AHRQ — the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality — released a comprehensive Disclosure Tool Kit for hospitals entitled “CANDOR,” which is short for Communication and Optimal Resolution. In this column I will review the CANDOR Disclosure Tool Kit. … Continue reading

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A Disclosure Case from Dr. Steve Kraman

Today we are sharing a disclosure case from Dr. Steve Kraman, whom many consider to be the father of the disclosure movement. I think this story, originally written by Steve for the Health Watch USA blog, is one of those great … Continue reading

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