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  1. When Medical Students Make Errors
    Don’t let the title fool you. This piece offers insight to all clinicians and staff who need and want more direction and training regarding the disclosure of medical errors. While physicians and patients seem to have different understandings of what constitutes medical error, it is possible that finding a balance between conflicting definitions combined with the provision of  more adequate instruction in how to deliver news of medical error could lead to stronger doctor-patient relationships and even reduce the incidence of lawsuits.
  2. Nurses’ Unlikely Infection Control Tool Quashes HAI
    When nursing leaders at a Florida hospital decided it was time to end their hospital’s 20-year battle with a highly resistant bacteria, weekly emails to key leaders including those in the C-Suite became their primary weapon of choice. Learn how their “we are the culprits” approach sparked a new sense of accountability and cultural change across their organization.