Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2005
Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism examines the concept of medical narcissism and how error disclosure to patients and families is often compromised by the health professional's need to preserve his or her self-esteem at the cost of honoring the patient's right to the unvarnished truth about what has happened. This groundbreaking book explores common psychological reactions of healthcare professionals to the commission of a serious harm-causing error and the variety of obstacles that can compromise ethically sound, truthful disclosure.