To Err Is Human Summary

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The book, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, makes groundbreaking discoveries concerning death caused by medical errors. The Institute of Medicine estimates that between 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die yearly because of medical errors within hospitals. To Err is Human does not place the blame on doctors and nurses, instead on the faulty health system that these professionals work in. To Err is Human gives numerous examples of how errors can occur within hospitals. It encourages better reporting systems and patient safety. It also gives in depth explanations on concepts such as the difference between a slip, lapse or a mistake. The Institute of Medicine puts forth multiple ideas in order to help reduce the frequency of medical errors, create a better health system, and provide better patient safety.

I would use this source because the Institute of Medicine is very credible. In To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the Institute of Medicine provides an abundance of information. It also gives well thought out plans and strategies in order for the American health system to
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They claim that respect for autonomy should not and cannot be an argument in favor of physician assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. Respect of autonomy, gives individuals self-governance and the right to choose one’s own path. In the article the authors explains autonomy as being a concept of bioethics. They make note of the similarities between the definitions of freedom and autonomy. Sjöstrand, Helgesson, Eriksson, and Juth argue that using respect for autonomy as an argument to legalize physician assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia is a contradiction. Autonomy, if viewed as a personal value, will make physician assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia wrong because both procedures destroys a patient’s