Just Like We Learned in Kindergarten: Tell the Truth and Accept Responsibility


There was an interesting article in the New York Times recently that seems to suggest that doctors and hospitals would be more forthcoming about errors in the delivery of health care that injure patients if only they were fully protected from the consequence of their errors. That is not the right answer and we all know it. The answer is just what our parents and teachers taught us in kindergarten. Tell the truth and accept the consequences. No profession in our country is held to any lesser standard, nor should they be.

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