DFCI Ethics Grand Rounds, 6/17

Monday, June 17, 2013 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

DFCI, Dana 1620 44 Binney Street

DFCI Ethics Grand Rounds

Medical Error Disclosure:

Is It Safe to Be Honest


Michelle Mello, JD, PhD

Professor of Law and Public Health

Department of Health Policy and Management

Harvard School of Public Health


Monday, June 17th

12 noon – 1 pm

Smith Family Room, Dana 1620

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Also available via webcast at:  http://video.dfcionline.org/accordent/EthicsGrandRounds061713

*Attendees viewing the lecture via webcast will not be able to claim CME credit


Target Audience:    Physicians, nurses, psychologists and social workers who care for patients with cancer at DFCI.  The audience includes professional, administrative and other staff.                   

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the tension between the ethical obligation to disclose adverse events and the medical liability environment.
  2. Evaluate the available evidence concerning the legal risk associated with disclosing medical errors to patients.
  3. Identify strategies for reducing this risk.
  4. Explain the disclosure-and-resolution approach to responding of unanticipated care outcomes and its known strengths and limitations.


Course Director: Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, MEd

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

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