Mistakes are an integral part of any practice, including medical practice, because new concepts can be developed from them to avoid mistakes in the future. Practical medicine usually does not tolerate mistakes because patients’ lives depend on the actions of the staff. Therefore, nurses need to understand and recognize the significance of their actions: for example, parsing cases will prevent most errors.
Accepting the normality of mistakes is good, but nurses must understand the consequences. They can affect the general nursing policy: by changing nursing regulations and renegotiating the employment contract. Mistakes lead to conflict between the nurse and patients, resulting in reprimands and fines for the employee. The medical organization does not always deal with the causes of errors, usually directing righteous anger at the employee.