The redefined physician is human, knows she's human, accepts it … and she works in a culture of medicine that acknowledges that human beings run the system.

Brian Goldman

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About This Quote


Source: "Doctors Make Mistakes. Can We Talk About That?" TEDxToronto 2010. Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from emergency room physician Brian Goldman's 2011 TED Talk about the culture of denial and shame among physicians, and how this keeps doctors from admitting to and learning from their mistakes. The quote means that a good doctor acknowledges her fallibility and the fallibility of the medical system; that is, she accepts and makes room for human error in herself and her work environment. Watch the full TED Talk here: Brian Goldman - Doctors Make Mistakes. Can We Talk About That?