I describe my experience of losing my son after a fatal medical error that took place in the emergency room. I discuss how the system responded to complaints and compare it with how medical errors are dealt  with in other countries in the western world.
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Sindri Gautur Einarssson

Útskrifaður af tölvubraut hjá Tækniskólanum núna í laganámi við Háskólan í Reykjavík

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Further Information

The website www.audbjorg.com is now open and my aim is to empower patients, families and professionals to take action in promoting patient safety. The website will provide you with educational materials as well as personal and professional stories related to safety issues. I have done most of the research work of the material myself. However you will also read the experiences of other experienced-experts as well as advises given by them and medical professional.

In the book I describe the life and death of my son Joel, who died because of medical neglect and error. I also descibe how the system dealt with my complaints and attempts to reach a settlement. It will first be published as an electronic book (in Icelandic), but printing will be reviewed after the manuscript passes through the publishers close eye. Those who buy a e-book will be offered a printed copy when printing begins. The consultant for text work and proof reading is Mörður Árnason.

This book is divided into five sections and 21 chapters and is approximately 140 pages long.

Twenty years of writing

For a period of twenty years this experience has be traveling with me. Diaries and medical records can be used from the website for those of you who would like to dive deep in to it. The medical records contain much more than texts and the I draw lessons from it, for both patients and healthcare professionals. How do professionals write medical records and how can we read our own medical reports with understanding so it will help us to make good desicions for our own life?

Patient safety textbook

The book contains many examples of what can go wrong and what patients, relatives and staff can do to improve their skills in patient safety. there is a special emphasis on registration in the health record and what matters in that regard. Can patients themselves influence what is on their medical record? How does that relate to patient safety?
This book is an important contribution to all healthcare students and employees who want to improve their work and show that they ere serious about ensuring their safety as well as their patients.

The main message

We have the power to control our response to what happens and rise again if we fall. Although it may take a long time we must keep going strong. We must become larger ten serious events to prevent them from repeating. This applies to both patients and professionals. We need to give a clear message that we put in the effort to learn from our mistakes, that the knowledge we gain must be given to the future. We need to see actions taken that prevent the recurrences of events and thereby unnecessarily harm others.

I describe how other countries respond and suggest many solutions to improve the system as a whole in Iceland. Collaboration between patients and professionals is needed because no one is able to change the future on his own, neither is science.

“If you can´t fly then run, if you can´t run then walk, if you can´t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)

The book is for sale as well as courses and there is free additional material related to the book. At the website examples from the book can be found.

The fund is meant for the publishing and the operation of the website.

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