What Can Doctors Learn by Admitting Their Mistakes?
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Every doctor makes mistakes, but Brian Goldman, M.D., says medicine’s culture of denial keeps doctors from talking about and learning from those mistakes. Dr. Goldman calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.
As an emergency room physician, Dr. Goldman has worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto for more than 20 years. He’s a prominent medical journalist and the host of CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art. In Dr. Goldman’s first book, The Night Shift, published in 2010, he shares his experiences of working through the witching hours at Mount Sinai, as well as at the other hospitals where he has spent his long career.