Medical professionalism in relation to patient safety: Summary Report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/621271
Title:
Medical professionalism in relation to patient safety: Summary Report
Authors:
McAuliffe, Eilish; Ni Shé, Éidín
Affiliation:
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD
Publisher:
UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
Issue Date:
2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/621271
Additional Links:
www.nmhs.ucd.ie/research/imbuing-medical-professionalism-imp
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Medical Professionalism is “a set of values, enacted through behaviours and relationships, which underpin the public’s trust in doctors” (Medical Council, 2014; p.13). A recent survey of the Irish public revealed that approximately 8 in 10 people were very confident or fairly confident that their doctor would tell them if there had been a mistake/oversight in the course of their care (Medical Council; 2014). However doctors were divided as to whether they would report a mistake/oversight. The main reasons given by doctors for not reporting a concern are 44% felt “nothing would happen as a result”; 25% had a “fear of retribution”; and 19% “thought someone else was dealing with the problem” (Medical Council, 2014; p.34). In 2014 across Ireland there was a total of 53,108 patient related incidents reported by acute hospitals. The Health Information and Quality Authority (2012) have emphasised the importance of a culture of quality and safety that promotes transparency, teamwork, and open and effective communication. Encouraging such a culture needs to start from an understanding of the factors that make it difficult for doctors and other health professionals to be open about errors.
Keywords:
PATIENT SAFETY; PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE; MEDICAL ETHICS
Sponsors:
Medical Council of Ireland, the HSE - Medical Education and Training Unit and the Health Research Board, who funded this research under the auspices of the Medical Education Research Grant No. 2014-907

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcAuliffe, Eilishen
dc.contributor.authorNi Shé, Éidínen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-19T13:39:02Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-19T13:39:02Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/621271-
dc.descriptionMedical Professionalism is “a set of values, enacted through behaviours and relationships, which underpin the public’s trust in doctors” (Medical Council, 2014; p.13). A recent survey of the Irish public revealed that approximately 8 in 10 people were very confident or fairly confident that their doctor would tell them if there had been a mistake/oversight in the course of their care (Medical Council; 2014). However doctors were divided as to whether they would report a mistake/oversight. The main reasons given by doctors for not reporting a concern are 44% felt “nothing would happen as a result”; 25% had a “fear of retribution”; and 19% “thought someone else was dealing with the problem” (Medical Council, 2014; p.34). In 2014 across Ireland there was a total of 53,108 patient related incidents reported by acute hospitals. The Health Information and Quality Authority (2012) have emphasised the importance of a culture of quality and safety that promotes transparency, teamwork, and open and effective communication. Encouraging such a culture needs to start from an understanding of the factors that make it difficult for doctors and other health professionals to be open about errors.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMedical Council of Ireland, the HSE - Medical Education and Training Unit and the Health Research Board, who funded this research under the auspices of the Medical Education Research Grant No. 2014-907en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systemsen
dc.relation.urlwww.nmhs.ucd.ie/research/imbuing-medical-professionalism-impen
dc.subjectPATIENT SAFETYen
dc.subjectPROFESSIONAL COMPETENCEen
dc.subjectMEDICAL ETHICSen
dc.titleMedical professionalism in relation to patient safety: Summary Reporten
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCDen
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