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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Technical rationality and the decentring of patients and care delivery: a critique of 'unavoidable' in the context of patient harm.

Hutchinson M, Jackson D, Wilson S. Nursing inquiry. 2018;25:e12225.

Lack of consensus regarding whether some types of health care–acquired harm are unavoidable influences design and implementation of patient safety initiatives. This commentary spotlights concerns that normalizing harm as unavoidable can hinder investigation of incidents.