TOWSON, Md. (April 12, 2007)--The Towson University Graduate Lecture Series presents "Removing Insult from Injury: Disclosing Medical Errors" 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in the University Union Potomac Lounge.
At least 1.5 million Americans are injured every year by medication errors, resulting in as many as 7,000 fatalities annually. Sorrel King, founder of the Josie King Foundation, and Dr. Albert Wu, of Johns Hopkins University, will offer two perspectives on this controversial topic.
King has been a national advocate for patient safety since the death of her 18-month-old daughter, Josie, as a result of medical errors. She will explain how connecting patients, families and caregivers creates a culture of patient safety.
Wu, a practicing internist and professor of health policy and management, is co-author of Preventing Medication Errors, a report by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has argued since the early 1990s that physicians are obligated to tell patients and families about medical errors.