Category Archives: Medical apologies

No way, Ina May

Let’s examine two apologies for the exact same incident. One is terrible. One is excellent. But first, let’s look at an adorable baby, because we’re gonna need to. Ready? OK. Last month, Texas Birth Networks, a non-profit that works to improve infant … Continue reading

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No, No, Nancy

Last night on NBC News, Brian Williams read aloud a non-apology from Nancy Snyderman, the network’s medical correspondent, who violated the terms of her quarantine after a photographer for her team in Liberia contracted ebola.

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Oh, bite me

When Fifi Nom de Plume retired, her dental insurance continued, but she was switched to a retiree’s plan. No doubt that is a deluxe plan for people whose teeth have experienced more wear and tear, yet the words that cross … Continue reading

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They pelted us with research and studies

Our pal Michael Orbach pointed us (via boing boing) toward Professor Ben Ho’s look at the economic value of apologies. Here’s what Ho, an assistant professor of economics at Vassar, says about the existing research.

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Physician, (apologize and) heal thyself

Our pal Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch, who’s also the VP of MedPage Today, alerted us to a terrific MedPage Today video about how and why doctors should apologize. It’s not embeddable, but you can watch it here. A summary … Continue reading

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I’m really sorry, as you can tell by my upcoming television special

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a neurosurgeon and plays a neurosurgeon on TV. That is, he’s the chief medical correspondent at CNN. He’s a bestselling author (both fiction and nonfiction) won an Emmy, and has been discussed (in 2009) as a … Continue reading

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Apologies in medicine…a post by an ACTUAL DOCTOR!

A guest post by Zackary Berger, MD SorryWatchers must know by now the right way to apologize. I wish I could say the same about my colleagues, members of the medical profession. In their defense, though, and in my own, let … Continue reading

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