Doctors and Midwives Make Mistakes

Doctors and midwives make mistakes. While the focus of this video is on doctors, it’s undoubtedly a video that is very relevant to all midwives. Mistakes are not something that midwives are immune. Health professionals are human and therefore, prone to making mistakes. Mistakes big or small, unfortunately, occur. Dr Brian Goldman talks about his personal experience with making mistakes in medicine and the silence that happens when errors occur.

What often occurs following midwifery or medical mistake is not only silence but a lack of support. It can be a very lonely journey for the health professional involved. Errors in health care are generally are not talked about, nor are mistakes shared with others. If we can share our mistakes in a supportive environment, it can help us move forwards and may help others avoid our mistakes. This video ‘doctors make mistakes’—a must-see video for all health professionals.

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