1. Need to be careful to avoid framing patient safety as a professional responsibility/advantage instead of a moral imperative. Watch and examine the language we use. There is an importance to realistic ideas of “cost efficiency” but patient safety is much more than that.
2. In the video on Lewis Blackman, there is a plea for medical professionals to frame clinical decisions by asking “what’s the worst it could be”
How do we realistically do this in an era of rationed healthcare? We can’t guarantee basic preventive care to citizens, how do we make new standards of care that demand us to consider the worst, especially considering a medical culture of over treatment where more tests and procedures create further opportunities for medial mistakes, harm, waste, inefficiency, and overuse.
What side of the seesaw do you begin on?
How do we balance?
3. In a discussion after the video, Dr.… Continue reading