Saying sorry: the legal implications

Cornock, Marc (2011). Saying sorry: the legal implications. Paediatric Nursing, 23(2) pp. 22–23.

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Abstract

Anecdotal evidence suggests that nurses believe they should not say sorry when an adverse event or act of negligence has occurred in case they are sued or reported to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. However, this article argues that saying sorry in such circumstances is not an admission of liability but rather a standard to which all nurses should aspire.

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