A new study highlights the need for better education and training for physicians focused on admitting medical errors to improve patient outcomes. "We must transform the culture of error disclosure in the medical community from one that is often punitive to one that is restorative and supportive," Dr. Neha Vapiwala, an associate professor of Radiation Oncology and vice chair of Education in the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn, said in a press release. Strategies to overcome FAE and FE involve using elements of social psychology to transform the current culture of error disclosure such as using standardized patients -- actors who pose as patients for physicians to practice difficult patient encounters.

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