An article about Missouri’s apology law written by four members of the UMKC School of Medicine and published in the September/October 2010 issue of Missouri Medicine received a 2011 Ranly Award from the Missouri Association of Publications for the best single written article by an institution.
The award was presented to Missouri Medicine magazine at the MAP spring conference on March 16 in Columbia, Mo. The Ranly awards honor the best work in writing, design and photography across multiple platforms.
The article, “Disclosing Medical Errors in Missouri: How to say ‘I’m Sorry,’” was written by Graham Pollock, MD, ’10, Marilyn M. Pesto, JD, MSN, director of the Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Marjorie Sirridge, MD, former dean and founder of the Sirridge Office, and Charles W. Van Way, III, MD, professor and Sosland/Missouri Endowed Chair of Trauma Research. It reviews apology law in Missouri and its implications for medical practice and for the disclosure of errors.
To view the entire article, go to the Missouri Medicine website at http://www.msma.org/docs/communications/DisclosingMedicalErrorsMissouri.pdf.