What is clear is that patient safety has not just taken a backseat to assigning blame for Healthcare.gov’s website debacle; it has been relegated to the deep recesses of the healthcare garage. What follows is the story of how one medical specialty made enormous strides in patient safety, and how another continues to miss its opportunity. The bigger question is whether Obamacare will foster a culture of quality care in general.
They made me put my socks on I had a defining moment in my nursing career when a patient told me "They made me put my socks on with a stick." It taught me that a small act of compassion can do more for a patient than an entire night of following orders. Being a nurse allows you to touch people in ways no one else can.