A lot of us have a Tendency to take the Identification of a Med Error as a Personal Affront or a Challenge to our Abilities as Professionals, so we react in an Emotional Outburst.
It is difficult to Own Up to a Mistake, especially if that Mistake, whether it be due to and Action or Inaction, has caused Harm to the Patient. We don't do Our Job to Inflict Harm.
Boggle has stated the Essence of how Reporting an Error should be percieved:
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This is not a blame thing anymore, or at least it's not supposed to be. Nobody "writes someone up". They report "safety or medication occurrence" where the system didn't work.
And we, as a Part of the System, are Fallible to Human Error. We don't have to like it. We only have to accept it, learn from the Experience, and move on from there.