After the Error author, Susan McIver
Rarely does a month go by that some odd medical error isn't made and a patient -- or many patients -- suffer. But the number of people who die as a result of medical error is disturbing. It's estimated to be in the tens of thousands each year.
Among the most notorious cases is the death of 10-year-old Lisa Shore at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1998. We aired a clip with Sharon Shore, the mother of Lisa Shore, who sought justice for her daughter through a coroner's inquest and a court case. We also heard some of the conflicting perspectives about what happened and who was to blame.
The Shore case is one of many discussed and documented in a new book After the Error: Speaking out about patient safety to save lives. Susan McIver and Robin Wyndham are co-authors of the book. Susan McIver joined us in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Sujata Berry.
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Last Word - Rita MacNeil dies at 68
As you've been hearing in the news, Canadian singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil has died. Sometimes called the "Cape Breton's First Lady of Song," Rita MacNeil was a folk hero, performing barefoot on stages across the country. She also won dozens of awards, and hosted a CBC Television show called Rita and Friends.
Here now is one of the many songs that made her famous around the world - Working Man, performed with The Men of the Deeps, a choir of working and retired coal miners from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They get today's Last Word.
* This music is not licensed for streamed audio and is not available in the online audio.*
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