Empowering vulnerability: Overcoming the fear and shame of physician errors

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  • Therese Hanlon says:

    Such an insightful article that gets to the roots of the issue and presents a simple solution.

  • Karen B says:

    Another great (and powerful) read on this topic is Danielle Ofri’s latest, When We Do Harm

  • Harry Zeit MD says:

    Shame and fear connected to discussing medical errors increase rates of burnout; burnout increases (quite dramatically) rates of medical errors. There are so many vicious cycles in medicine now and I am grateful for the courageous voices willing to speak about our need to transform into a healthier culture.


Anh Thi Nguyen


Anh Nguyen is a second-year Family Medicine resident at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about patient-centered care and improving medical education.

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