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Effect of lack of sleep on medical errors

C.P. Landrigan

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the silent worldwide epidemic of medical error, and outlines what is known about the manner in which human cognitive limits and system complexity contribute to problems in ... More


When Are Errors a Crime?—Lessons from New Zealand

Alan Forbes Merry

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Doctors' errors contribute to harm (iatrogenic harm) caused by healthcare. This chapter considers the appropriate response to the accidental harm of a patient and shows that the criminal law usually ... More


European working time directive and medical errors

F.P. Cappuccio and M.A. Miller

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The 1993 European Working Time Directive (EWTD) is intended to protect employees' health and safety and improve patient safety by limiting the maximum required working hours to forty-eight per week, ... More


Discussing adverse outcomes with patients

Thomas H Gallagher and Afaf Girgis

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Few communication challenges are as difficult for healthcare providers as talking with patients about adverse events, especially when the adverse event was due to a medical error. Ethicists and ... More


Criminalizing Medical Malpractice

Margaret Brazier and Neil Allen

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the role that the criminal justice system does, and should play in ensuring accountability for medical malpractice. When are medical errors rightly crimes? If England and Wales ... More


Medical Manslaughter: The Rise (and Replacement) of a Contested Crime?

Oliver Quick

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the increase of, explanations for, and alternatives to prosecutions of health care professionals for manslaughter following fatal error. It begins by analysing arguments for ... More


Practice/Malpractice

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses medical errors and malpractice and their impact on physicians. It first considers the role of shame in the practice of medicine and the lifelong pursuit of shame avoidance ... More


Governance and Management: Beyond the Financial Crisis

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 10 expands the lessons of this book from financial firms to other types of company and their nominal regulators. Case studies include the BP Gulf Oil Spill, the Massey Mining disaster, PG&E’s ... More


Medical Errors and Patient Safety

Lucian L. Leape

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.05
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Several studies have touted healthcare as hazardous to health. The Institute of Medicine report on medical errors in 1999 publicized the prevalence of medical errors in the United States. While poor ... More


Patient Safety and Medical Malpractice

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter shows that despite all the national attention on the issue of medical errors, surprisingly little progress has been made in implementing error reduction systems. This is partly because ... More


Regulation of Hospitals and Other Health Care Institutions

Robert I. Field

in Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195159684
eISBN:
9780199864423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159684.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents the regulatory framework for hospitals and other health care institutions. After tracing the history of hospitals, it reviews the varied bodies that oversee them. These include ... More


A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo
Subject:
History, Social History

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight—she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong ... More


The (Sorry) State of Trust in the American Healthcare Enterprise

David A. Shore

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Trust is the foundation upon which our healthcare system is built, but the current trends showing increasing distrust compromise the system's effectiveness. This chapter discusses the reasons behind ... More


All Things Twice, First Tragedy Then Farce: Lessons from a Transplant Error

Charles L. Bosk

in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.8
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the transplant error in the Jesica Santillan's case and the main actors in the story (from Duke University Medical Center to Carolina Donor Services, from the United Network for ... More


From Libby Zion to Jesica Santillan: Many Truths

Barron H. Lerner

in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.7
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents a comparative analysis of the 1984 Libby Zion case and the medical error in Jesica Santillan's story. Because of poor documentation and contradictory memories in the Zion case, ... More


Ethical Elisions

Dagmar Wujastyk

in Well-Mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199856268
eISBN:
9780199950560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents and discusses topics that hardly find mention in the ayurvedic classics, but that are now considered core issues in medical ethics: violence in medicine, abortion, ... More


Medical Malpractice

Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Most experts would agree that the current medical malpractice system in the United States does not work effectively either to compensate victims fairly or prevent injuries caused by medical errors. ... More


Introduction: Chronicles of an Accidental Death

Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia

in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.3
Subject:
History, Social History

Jesica Santillan's case is an example of a grave and unprecedented error in the conduct of patient care. Jesica's death resulted from a simple but tragic mistake of donor-recipient mismatch in organ ... More


The Politics of Second Chances: Waste, Futility, and the Debate Over Jesica's Second Transplant

Keith Wailoo and Julie Livingston

in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.9
Subject:
History, Social History

Jesica Santillan's second heart and lung transplant on February 21, 2003 became a controversial turning point that generated a wide range of problematic, uninformed, or widely speculative ... More


disclosure of harmful medical errors: the verdict

david j. loren and thomas h. gallagher

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the issue of medical errors as seen in the film The Verdict (1982). The film tells the story of lawyer Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) who takes on the tragic case of Deborah Ann ... More


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