TITLE

Apology Legislation: The Time Has Come

AUTHOR(S)
Schwartz, Barry
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association;Nov2009, Vol. 75 Issue 9, p621
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author reflects on the need for apology in cases of medical or dental care errors. He argues that health care professionals and dentists should legally be required to apologize for such errors. He states that an apology is a basic need for anyone who has been wronged and has been described as one of the most healing interpersonal social interactions. He also discusses Ontario's Apology Act and its effect on insurance and malpractice settlements.
ACCESSION #
47178936

 

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