Today was quite an experience for me. It felt like an emotional roller coaster and brought back many memories of prior patients that had poor outcomes under my care team. When some of these bad outcomes occurred, I worked hard to disclose potential adverse patient safety events to my attending and program director. Their responses were well intentioned and they said they’d look into it.
Unfortunately, after the initial disclosure, very little info was given to me or other members of our care team about what transpired. To this day I have no idea if all parties involved were made aware of these issue, especially the patient and their families. Hearing todays testimonials made me feel better knowing that others had similar adverse patient events and that I was not alone. It also gave me the strength to want to dive deeper into these issues and make sure we are addressing the root cause of these adverse events. I look forward to continue working on being the best disruptive innovator that I can be!