Ethical problems in radiology: medical error and disclosure

Nicola Magnavita, Giulia Magnavita, Adriano Fileni, Antonio Bergamaschi, A. Fileni

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Abstract

In radiological practice, as in any medical activity, errors are inevitable despite being foreseeable and preventable. The approach to managing medical error and relations with patients prompt the need for resolving the ethical dilemma arising from conflicting legitimate interests. The solution to this dilemma is particularly complex in an environment in which the tendency to sue physicians for civil liability or incriminate them for criminal liability appears to be particularly high. The disclosure of error is undeniably useful in raising patient awareness, reducing their suffering, improving the quality of care and limiting the consequences of the damage. There does not appear to be any evidence to suggest disclosure modifies the probability of litigation against the physician.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1345-1355
Numero di pagine11
RivistaLA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA
Volume114
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009

Keywords

  • Clinical Competence
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Malpractice
  • Medical Errors
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Physicians
  • Professional Practice
  • Radiology
  • Rome
  • Truth Disclosure

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