Honesty about adverse events - more honoured in the breach than in the observance

Madden, Bill & Cockburn, Tina (2011) Honesty about adverse events - more honoured in the breach than in the observance. The NSW Doctor, p. 4.


The medical board of Australia Code of conduct reminds doctors that" "When adverse events occur, you have a responsibility to be open and honest in your communication with your patient, to review what has occurred and to report appropriately."

More honoured in the breach rather than the observence may or may not be correct. Faced with the English concerns and the Netherlands research, an evidence based assessment of compliance with the ethical duty to disclose adverse events is warranted.

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ID Code: 66852
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: open Disclosure, adverse events disclosure, code of conduct, duty of candour
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2014 00:33
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 05:25

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