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My guest for episode #168 is Carolyn McCulley, from CityGate Films, and she is a co-director and producer of the upcoming documentary called “Breaking the Wall of Silence.” Through March 31, you can sponsor this project through the Kickstarter website (with a minimum contribution of $15) and I hope you’ll join me as a supporter of this important work.
As Carolyn discusses with me, the film does not just focus on the problems of patient safety and poor healthcare quality… it focuses on the positive steps that MedStar Health (a large system in the Washington DC area) is taking to transform its culture to reduce systemic patient harm. This focus is why she calls this a “hopeful film” as opposed to being alarmist.
Here is the trailer for the film:
Show notes and links:
- The book upon which the title of the film is based (as a homage, not a direct translation of the book into film): Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes That Kill and Injure Millions of Americans
- The book by Dr. Marty Makary she mentions: Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
- Statistics on patent safety and quality problems
- Past episode with Sorrel King
- Earlier podcast with Clare Crawford-Mason that includes a discussion of her film “Good News…How Hospitals Heal Themselves“
- Episode with Dr. Richard Shannon talking about Lean and infection reduction
- The “seven pillars” approach to improving patient safety
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