Forensic Nursing sits at the intersection of violence and health.
More than a narrative, Anatomy of Medical Errors: The Patient in Room 2 shines light on the dysfunction that underpins many hospital organizations, especially teaching hospitals, including silencing of the patient, provider arrogance, flawed coordination of care, poor communication, and lack of ownership for outcomes.
Violent incidents are more than four times as likely to occur in healthcare settings than in other professional workplaces, taking a toll on healthcare workers and spurring providers and policymakers to solve the increasing impact of violence.
Massachusetts General Hospital, long esteemed for its rigorous science and technical excellence, takes time each day for something seemingly unscientific: telling stories. Why?
Nurses, who are exposed each day to patient trauma, end-of-life situations, and the raw grief of partners, parents, and families, may experience loss more personally than other healthcare professionals.