Professional Ethics

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Using your knowledge of health care ethics to date, imagine you are the surgeon who left a tool or sponge inside a patient. How would you go about telling the patient or the patient’s family about the error? What would you say? Imagine you are aware of a serious medical error a fellow physician made, what should you do? Follow the 6-step decision making guide as you work through this. Is there any technology that could help prevent these errors from occurring?