Time to shake it up: “…medical errors will keep happening until we bring them out in the open and talk about them.”
Some such errors are not really errors; they are the result of indifference. Indifference is not lack of training – it is a human attitude that needs to be snuffed out of the medical industry.
This Huff Post article opens more discussion that will hopefully lead to meaningful changes: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riva-greenberg/medical-errors_b_3535171.html
Realizing that doctors also have emotions and schedules and lots of various constraints and pressure, I still see no good reason for a combination of several of them to be lackadasical enough to result in unnecessary pain, suffering and finally, a medical result that could have been avoided had they done their jobs effectively.
I have lots to say on this due to recent events in my immediate family. Too much is going on right now for me to write more, but I will say that we are going to do our best to shake things up significantly. Misdiagnoses, indifference and lack of compassion in the medical industry are going to have more light shining on them. Voices that WILL be heard are going to be holding that giant beam of light.
I shall be back when possible.