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Doctors and nurses discussed liability for adverse events

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Published Feb. 15, 2024 10:02

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- I am very happy that we can talk in this group. The system is changing. Today our joint effort is to make the system patient-centric, so that the patient is surrounded by medical professionals, both nursing specialists and specialist doctors," said NRL President Luke Jankowski during a joint meeting of the Presidium of the Supreme Medical Council and the Presidium of the Supreme Council of Nurses and Midwives.

One of the main topics on the agenda was the position on changing the rules of medical personnel liability for adverse events. The project under discussion formed the basis for a discussion on protecting the interests and well-being of patients and setting limits on medical treatment in controversial situations. The professional self-governments expect to restore the possibility of safe medical treatment and declared their joint efforts to implement the higher good clause.

- We have a lot of ongoing criminal cases in the medical community, and the same goes for the nursing and midwifery community. These cases are ongoing. We already have the first data that says that a medical worker sued for a medical error has twice the risk of professional burnout, 1.6 times the risk of suicide and 1.8 times the risk of ri...

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