Preventing Medical Errors

Resources & References

An Online Course:
Medical Error Prevention for Mental Health Professionals


Medical Errors – General Resources

American Psychological Association. (2007). Record Keeping Guidelines. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association

Atkins v. Virginia 536 U.S.304 (2002)

Blackwell v. Kaiser Permanente (2007) case settled by arbitration

Bosk C. L. (1979). Forgive and remember: managing medical failure. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press

Gallagher, T. H. et al. (2003) Patients’ and Physicians’ Attitudes Regarding the Disclosure of Medical Errors. JAMA, 289(8), 1001-1007.

Gallagher, T. H. et al. (2007. Disclosing Harmful Medical Errors to Patients. J Med. 2713-2719

Hall v. Florida 134 S. Ct. 1986 (2014)

Hebert P. C, , Levin A. V., & Robertson G: (2001) Bioethics for clinicians: Disclosure of medical error. Can Med Assoc J.164 (4): 509-513

Kohn L. T., Corrigan J.M. & Donaldson M. Ss.. (Eds) (2000) To err is human: building a safer health system. Washington (D.C.): National Academy Press.

Jimmy Ryce Law : Florida Statutes 394.910-394.932

Medau, I., Jox, R. J. & Reiter-Theil, S. (2013). How psychotherapists handle treatment errors. BMC Medical Ethics

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (2015) Template for Root Cause Analysis retrieved from healthfinder .gov

Monahan,J., and Steadman, H.(2001) Rethinking Risk Assessment, New York,: Oxford University Press

Moore v. Texas 581 U.S.____(2017)

Rosenhan, D.(1973) On Being Sane in Insane Places, Science 179(4070) 250-258.

State of Massachusetts v. Carter manslaughter verdict 6/16/17

State of Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists v. George Denkowski, April 2011

Victoria J. Fraser, MD; Wendy Levinson, MD. (2003.) Patients’ and Physicians’ Attitudes Regarding the Disclosure of Medical Errors. JAMA 289(8):1001-1007.

Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Defining medical error