The Disclosure Part 5

It is important to deliver an accurate and consistent message, especially when more than one physician or clinician is involved. Patients often expect the attending physician to take the lead in this important conversation.

When a mishap occurs in the operating suite or elsewhere in the hospital, know who to contact. Also be familiar with the hospital’s disclosure policy. Many hospitals use a team approach for disclosure conversations. Taking the time to prepare and understand what is expected helps alleviate undue stress.