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Palaver editor at medical errors seminar

  • Armstrong Center 13040 Abercorn St Savannah, GA, 31419 United States (map)

Leigh E. Rich, PhD, editor in chief at Palaver, will participate in an inter-professional healthcare panel on the prevention of medical errors as part of an “Engaging the Patient Experience” seminar. Developed by a student chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and hosted by the College of Health Professions at Armstrong State University, the seminar features Helen Haskell, founder of Mothers Against Medical Error. Co-panelists include Julia Mikell, MD, director of Quality Performance at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital; Janet Jonah, MPH, MHA, vice president of Quality and Patient Safety at Memorial University Medical Center; and Bruce Barragan, LFACHE, former president and CEO of McLeod Health in Florence, South Carolina, USA.

Rich is also the editor in chief of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, published by Springer, and an associate professor of public health. She teaches courses in health communication, public health ethics, and legal issues in the healthcare environment and has recently collaborated on papers examining medical errors and apology laws.

Community members are welcome. Admission is free, and preregistration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided.