“To err is human, to forgive is divine.” I thought of this phrase today during our first patient safety presentation. Human error is an expected occurrence in all aspects of everyday life. Unfortunately errors when they occur in healthcare have great impacts on patient safety. It is clear that how we choose to handle and rectify these errors when they occur will determine if we are true patient safety advocates. Transparency it seems could be the catalyst for change in the healthcare industry today. As we learn more about what it truly means to be transparent and how we can become better safety advocates for our patients, I hope the lessons learned will motivate us to rally change for our generation and for those to come.
It was wonderful meeting everyone and hearing about all these extremely talented and accomplished individuals. This is an experience that I will remember and cherish always.