Traps for the unwary

November 2010

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Volume 39, No.11, November 2010 Pages 807-807

Kate Molinari

At the GP10 conference, themed ‘Shape our future’, last month in Cairns, several of the workshops and presentations looked at minimising error in clinical practice. People are bound to make mistakes, but it is crucial that we learn from these and develop techniques to minimise their impact. Cicero once said, “To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a fool.” Our focus articles this month are based on the concept of ‘traps for the unwary’, and provide clinical topics that explore the issues of near misses, errors in practice, and gaining experience and expertise.

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