photo: JParadisi 2009
I received this article in a Tweet. For those of you following my posts regarding pharmacist’s Eric Cropp’s sentencing and the criminalization of medication errors:
Not a Wonderful Life: No George Bailey for Pharmacist Eric Cropp and his Patient
Aftermath of the Eric Cropp Sentencing: Will the Criminalization of Medication Errors Make Patients Safer in Ohio?
Mistakes are Judged by Their Outcomes
Read this article Former Ashville Fireman gets 4 Months for Shooting at Cyclist and see what you think.
Is there a difference between medication errors and pointing a gun at someone and pulling the trigger? Are judgement and punishment decided soley by outcome? What part, if any, does intention play?