The writer of this conceptual paper, a candidate for Master of Leadership Development
(MLD)-Organizational Leadership focus has experienced the disclosure of medical
errors to patients and/or families in recent years as a Senior Leader for an area hospital.
Although difficult, it seems to be the best moral course of action. This writer sets out
through secondary research to discuss the issues with medical error disclosure and that
it is the moral and ethical thing to do. Also explored is how a disclosure program that is
beneficial to all parties involved: the patient, family and health care system can be
developed. This candidate also incorporated concepts from courses taken through the