Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2012
Vignette-based "Disclosure of Medical Error in Radiology" (Sponsored by the RSNA Professionalism Committee) (An Interactive Session)
Leadership/Management, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement,
Presented on November 26, 2012
Stephen David Brown MD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Constance D. Lehman MD,PhD, Presenter: Research Consultant, Bayer AG
Research Consultant, General Electric Company
Research Consultant, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV
Thomas Henry Gallagher MD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
David M. Browning MSW, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Joseph H. Tashjian MD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
1) Understand error disclosure as an essential tenet of patient care and medical professionalism. 2) Identify barriers to effective error disclosure. 3) Develop strategies for effective disclosure of radiological errors to referring physicians, patients and families.
Disclosure of medical error is a daunting communication challenge for all physicians. Like many physicians, radiologists are unlikely to demonstrate full transparency and honesty when a medical error occurs. No educational programs have been developed specifically to help radiologists overcome barriers to disclosure of clinical errors, and learn how to approach communication about disclosure optimally. The objective of this Refresher Course is to enhance radiologists’ understanding of and comfort with disclosure of radiological errors to referring physicians and patients. The 90-minute Course will include didactic presentations by clinician scholars in the field of medical error disclosure, and live enactments between trained personnel/actors and Course participants. Didactic material will discuss background information, risks, benefits, and barriers to disclosure, and introduce strategies toward discussing medical errors with patients and treating physicians. Enactments will entail conversations between volunteer Course participants and trained personnel who will portray physicians and patients to whom the Radiologist/participant must disclose an error. The enactments will be followed by debriefings and group discussions.
Vignette-based "Disclosure of Medical Error in Radiology" (Sponsored by the RSNA Professionalism Committee) (An Interactive Session). Radiological Society of North America 2012 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 25 - November 30, 2012 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2012/11001952.html