Ethics of Medical Error Disclosure
Master of Leadership Development
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 MLD program.