We've all made mistakes. When they're serious, most of us would give anything to be able to go back and correct them. We can't, of course … but we can learn from them. And, if the lesson is important enough, perhaps by teaching it to others we redeem our error in some small way.
Have you learned from a mistake you made in nursing? If so, please tell us about it … in strictest confidence … and perhaps share it with other nurses on these pages. Any story published will have its details altered to ensure the anonymity of the nurse and patient, and we'll pay $25 for it. Address letters to: Confidential Editor, Nursing79. 132 Welsh Road, Horsham, Pa. 19044.