This educational DVD (Windows and Mac platform)
addresses the essential principles of communicating with patients about surgical
errors and adverse outcomes. Research has revealed that physicians and patients
have very different perspectives regarding these issues, and this DVD presents
viewpoints of each group. Critical concepts for understanding and approaching
conversations regarding surgical errors and adverse outcomes are presented by
Drs. Thomas Gallagher and John Banja during surgical grand rounds at Emory
University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. In addition, three vignettes involving a
retained sponge, an operating room burn, and a common bile duct injury depict
surgeons interacting with patients in these scenarios using a variety of
strategies and approaches. Discussion points for each vignette are provided.
The content does not provide legal
advice, nor does it establish a standard of care for disclosing surgical error.
It is also a valuable tool for teaching and group discussion purposes with
surgeons, residents, or medical students. This project was supported by Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality Grant number U 18 HS12021. Developed by ACS
Division of Education. Please note continuing
education (CME) credit is not available for this product.