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“To Err is Human”: Nursing’s effect on patient safety

December 3, 2009

What an extraordinary look at patient safety is being provided by the INQRI (Interdisciplinary Nursing Quarterly Research Initiative), from a nursing perspective, on this the 10th anniversary of the RWJF Institute of Medicine’s To Err is Human report. As access, quality, and cost of health care move to the forefront of American social and political arenas, nurses should be verse themselves in the words of landmark health care publications and policies. To Err is one of those publications. The INQRI provides a good retrospective review, while focusing forward, with words from some very impressive nurse leaders (like Barbara Olsen, Janet Corrigan, Mary Naylor and others)

Nurses, key players in patient safety, should read the original To Err publication and then ponder how such a publication has changed nursing from education to clinical practice and research.

The blog that INQRI is keeping is an impressive read. I encourage you all to go and enjoy the many nurse leaders who move patient safety forward. Likewise, a kudos to INQRI for being on the forefront of SM to improve information access to nurses, patients, and all health care professionals. To keep up with them you can also follow them at twitter @INQRIProgram

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 4, 2009 5:18 pm

    Thank you, Terri, for participating in our blogging event and for helping us get the word out on your site!

  2. January 4, 2010 6:17 am

    Hello, I’m searching for nursing related blogs like mine http://nursingcrib.com and I stumbled your site, nice blog!. I hope you could also include me in your blogroll.

    By the way, you have a very good writing skills here. Keep up the good work.

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