Even when a medical mistake is caught and a potential crisis averted, the health care worker who made the error is left with the knowledge of almost harming a patient he or she was trying to protect, writes nurse Theresa Brown.
I stumbled across this article a couple of years ago. Interesting read.
Now, nearly 30 years later, thoughts of Edith and her psychosis, her time with me (and my time with her) on an inpatient psychiatric unit, my attempts to understand her and care for her, have affected my work today. I struggle with this question: How can we do better?
A great example of nursing inspiration. Where do you find yours?