Disclosing medical errors to a patient is a difficult, but necessary process. As troubling as it is for a veteran physician, it’s particularly stressful for medical trainees.
In fact, surveys support the idea that trainees are less confident in disclosing errors. Writing for the Well blog at The New York Times, Dhruv Khullar, MD, an incoming medical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, points out that studies also show that not every trainee would voluntarily disclose an error unless asked. For more on disclosing errors as a trainee, check out Khullar’s full post at the link below: