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PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. , yusrita.zolkefli@ubd.edu.bn
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Clinical error disclosure continues to be debated. Healthcare workers are typically reluctant to report errors, even if they may show respect for the patient. The editorial underscores healthcare workers’ struggle to balance professional duties and patient well-being during error disclosure. Honesty and patient interests are prioritized in this paper. However, abrupt and insensitive communication is discouraged. 
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● Healthcare professionals are often hesitant to disclose errors.
● The emphasis has shifted from individual to team disclosure.
● Disclosure calls for a more nuanced ethical approach that consistently prioritizes patients’ best interests. 
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The editorial illustrates the challenge for healthcare workers to balance patient care and professional duties during error disclosure. It prioritizes honesty and putting the patient interests first but discourages insensitive communication

Type of Study: Letter to Editor | Subject: General
Received: 2023/09/29 | Accepted: 2023/11/29 | Published: 2024/05/1

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