To err is human, just culture, practice, and liability in the face of nursing error
Lancaster RJ, Vizgirda V, Quinlan S, Kingston MB. To Err Is Human, Just Culture, Practice, and Liability in the Face of Nursing Error. Nurse Leader. 2022;20(5):517-521.
More than 2 decades have passed since the launch of the modern patient safety movement. Despite this, medical errors continue to be a serious public health threat and leading cause of death. Leaders should continually commit to the safe reporting of errors, especially in light of the criminal trial, conviction, and sentencing of a former Tennessee nurse involved in a fatal medication error. The purpose of this paper is to highlight a systematic approach addressing just culture and error reporting by revisiting Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, just culture principles, practice considerations, and liability potentials.