Overall observed themes

An overall theme that I have observed is that communication is the key to patient safety. A sub-theme evident in our time here this week is that humbleness contributes to good communication. One must be open to being questioned by others if instructions are unclear. Additionally, being humble requires one to be willing to admit they are human and capable of making  mistakes. As we visited Arlington cemetary, it is evident there is a larger purpose in our lives. Our purpose is to contribute to improving the lives of patients. Keeping these themes in mind, we may be open to working toward safer healthcare.