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Explanation Letter for Medication Error as a Nurse

Human beings are prone to errors. It is so unfortunate that these errors have become a part of our lives. In a medical profession, especially nursing, the errors can be naturally simple and easy to correct or they can be complex, life-threatening and even catastrophic which requires special attention by experts and legal team. With the recent advancement in medical ethics, the health care department has shown a shift in its trend where employers have encouraged their employees (nurses) to report any error they have made in their medication. The nurses may face serious disciplinary actions either by the board or the client through legal means. Therefore, an explanation letter for medication error as a nurse could be the only way of protecting the affected nurse and describing how the error occurred.

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Explanation Letter for Medication Error.

From,
[Full Name]
[00/00/0000],

To,
[Full Name]
[00/00/0000]

Dear Sir/Madam,

REF: Explanation For Medication Error.

I am [Full Name] and sincerely apologize for the errors I have made in your brother’s medication. Your brother was admitted to our hospital because he was experiencing signs and symptoms of particular infection. During a laboratory examination, he was diagnosed with a parasitic infection and severe headache. After the diagnosis, I was instructed to give him the necessary and some painkillers. I gave him a wrong instead which led to the severe adverse effect that extended his recovery. I take this opportunity to explain to you with deep sorrow that your brother was in the last stage of the infection and being 5 years old, his immunity was not strong enough to fight the disease and the effect of the wrong medication at the moment.

I respect the feelings you have for your brother and wish him a quick recovery. I apologize for the error I have made from the bottom of my heart and promise to be more careful to prevent such errors in the future.

Thank you,

Yours truly,

[Full Name and Signature]


Apology letter to a patient for a mistake is a letter which is written by a medical practitioner to a patient to apologize for any mistake made against them. The mistake can be anything related to the patient’s health and usually states the reasons for the apology. It also promises the patient that the mistake would not be repeated.

Apology letter to patient for mistake

Apology letter to patient for mistake


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Apology letter to a patient for the billing error

Apology letter to a patient for the billing error