3 words that every doctor dreads: They changed this physician forever

Emergency physician Brian Goldman, host of CBC’s White Coat, Black Art, wants to lift the cloud of shame when medical mistakes are made, so they can be openly discussed and not be repeated by other physicians.  In this masterful TEDx Toronto talk, Dr. Goldman shares compelling stories of his own errors and reveals the 3 words that every emergency physician fears.

When it comes to mistakes in medicine, the culture of denial must end.

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  • QQQ

    Touching story! Thank you for sharing it!

  • Patient Kit

    Excellent speech on a very important issue. Thanks for posting this. I’m glad I listened to Dr Goldman’s talk.

  • Mike Henderson

    1. The lack of acknowledgement of errors is at least partly what underlies the malpractice environment.

    2. Despite the errors that occur in the system, it is still worth the risk when you are sick, to seek appropriate evaluation. Don’t use this as an excuse not to get help.

  • Rob Burnside

    As important as this is to medicine, it has broader application. How refreshing it would be to see it expanded.