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dc.contributor.authorMilligan, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-11T10:34:03Z
dc.date.available2021-06-11T10:34:03Z
dc.date.issued2021-06-01
dc.identifier.citationMilligan F (2021) 'Understanding failings in patient safety: lessons from the case of surgeon Ian Paterson', Nursing Standard, 36 (8), pp.21-26.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0029-6570
dc.identifier.pmid34060727
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/ns.2021.e11622
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/625010
dc.description.abstractWhile rare, incidents of inappropriate and/or unnecessary surgery do occur, so effective surveillance of surgical practice is required to ensure patient safety. This article explores the case of Ian Paterson, a consultant surgeon who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2017 for wounding with intent and unlawful wounding, primarily by undertaking inappropriate or unnecessary mastectomies. The article details the main points of the Paterson case, with reference to the subsequent government-commissioned inquiry and its recommendations. It also outlines various strategies for enhancing patient safety, including applying human factors theory, improving auditing, and rationalising NHS and private healthcare. The author concludes that nurses have a crucial role in the surveillance of surgical practice and that combined reporting of surgeons' practice across NHS and private healthcare organisations is required.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRCN Publishingen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.rcni.com/nursing-standard/evidence-and-practice/understanding-failings-in-patient-safety-lessons-from-the-case-of-surgeon-ian-paterson-ns.2021.e11622/absen_US
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dc.subjectpatient safetyen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding failings in patient safety: lessons from the case of surgeon Ian Patersonen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2047-9018
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
dc.identifier.journalNursing Standarden_US
dc.date.updated2021-06-11T10:32:53Z
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