WWW.SIN-NL.ORG: THÈ NEWSSITE ABOUT MEDICAL ERRORS
Information to physicians, nurses and all who work in medical care.
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Via this website SIN-NL strives to give information about developments on patient safety and the improvement of the position of victims of medical errors. The Dutch main part of the website consists of the daily publications of news, as well as background information. Via the weblog SIN-NL publishes commentaries on latest developments. SIN-NL also provides advice and assistance.
This website and the website of the Iatrogenic Europe Unite-Alliance www.ieu-alliance.eu
are the initiative of a victim of a medical error.
SIN-Nl promotes openness and honesty about medical errors.
Physicians should give honest information and adequate remedial medical care to victims of medical errors.
The tone of the website is analysing, realistic and influenced by the horror of the harsh facts.
The website has no intentions to scare or to evoke resistance.
We ask for honesty, openness and courage about medical errors.
We want to improve the quality of medical care together, with great urgency.
Please put yourself inthe position of a victim and prevent further unnecessary harm.
This will be of benefit to us all. See further in the Introduction
SIN-NL is concerned about iatrogenic suffering which relates to medical errors and disorders etc.,caused inappropriately by any clinician through his/her manner, diagnosis or treatment.
SIN-NL strives for dialogue with all involved.
SIN-NL stands for Sufferers of Iatrogenic Neglect -Netherlands.
SIN-NL is Chair of the Iatrogenic Europe Unite-Alliance www.ieu-alliance.eu
SIN-NL is partner of Patient Safety.com.
an American organisation for victims of medical errors
The aims of SIN-Netherlands are:
-honesty about medical errors by physicians, nurses and all involved from the medical world.
-openness and providing information about the medical error and the consequences to the patient and the family of the patient.
-providing genuine medical care, diagnostics and treatment in consequence of the medical error to repair the damage and to restore the quality of life, as far as possible.
-financial compensation for victims of medical errors, based on national tariff, decided by mediation.
-registration, analysis and research of medical errors to achieve prevention.
All goals to be regulated as statutory obligations.
2/05 | Questions to your doctor in case of unexpected developments eg a medical error
January 16th 2008: SIN-NL discusses legal provision Tell and Repair with Minister Klink
and presented a letter to him. Read the letter to the Minister of Healthcare, please
In loving memory of Lubertus Hankes
25th february 1919-14th January 2000
murdered by dr. Z. Zylics 14 th January 2000
see black list of physicians and Netherlands.
Clarification that my father Lubertus Hankes was murdered by a physician.
The use of the words: murdered by a physician raises questions, understandably.
These words however are not used frivolously, on the contrary.
Also the fact that my father was 80 years old when he died, makes people think:
well that is a respected aged. So this man should accept to die.
The issue at stake here however is the fact that neither my father, nor I asked to terminate his life by palliative sedation.
My father was not in pain and did not suffer.
Dr Zylics of the hospice Rozenheuvel brought my father into coma by palliative sedation without my fathers consent and without my consent. He did not give him fluid nor food.
After my father was in coma for about two days, he gave my father an injection with muscle relaxant medication due to the fact that my father started to cough.
Dr Zylics did not inform me that this injection would hasten my fathers death.
Thus the life of my father has been terminated on purpose, without my fathers consent and without my consent. This is the reason I write that my father was murdered.
Marjoleine de Vos wrote an impressive article about my fathers wish to live in the daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad of October 25th 1999. It is also published in her book:
Nu en altijd:bespiegelingen. Hoofdstuk 2: Hij wil niet sterven pag.13 t/m 16
Publisher: Prometheus/NRC Handelsblad Amsterdam/Rotterdam 2000
The blacklist of physicians was published on our website to expose physicians who refuse to give honest information and honest remedial medical care to victims/family members of medical errors.
Please note that physcians have decided first to make a black list of victims of medical errors and expelled victims from access to healthcare. Physicians have decided not to respect their duty of continuity of care. This is contrary to the fundamental rights of access to adequate healthcare, see 'the other" black list. We removed the blacklist of physicians on March 2nd 2008 due to a boycot by the associations of medical consultants, nurses and hospitals.
2008 : no words but actions, SIN-NL will focus on medical errors of general practitioners.
January 10th 2008:
Baby Ashana died unnecessary because four general practioners refused to refer her to the hospital. On the 10th of January 2008 the Central Medical Disciplinary Court in the Hague discussed the case. Grandfather Peter van den Berk was present and SIN-NL assisted him.
SBS 6 Heart of Holland broadcasted an interview with the grandmother of Ashana and with SIN-NL,
see in the media.
September 2, 2002 - March 2, 2003
January 7th 2008: the 'other' blacklist of patients, see News.
January 7th 2008 Algemeen Dagblad, see SIN-NL In the media, News
7 years refusal of honest information and genuine remedial medical care, in spite of disability caused by medical error.
2008 year of transparency and innovation for victims of medical error
On the 19th December 2007 Nico Oudendijk Deputy Inspector General Inspectorate of Health Care has signed the Tell and Repair legal proposal in presence of John Kleijn of Dimitri.nu, Sophie Hankes and Peter van den Berk, SIN-NL / IEU-Alliance.
Meeting November 7th, 2007.
Association of Medical Consultants, Dutch hospitals and Dutch nurses and caregivers agree to formulate a proposal to improve information and remedial medical care to victims of medical errors. This proposal shall be presented by the Associations before March 15, 2008.
Standing fltr: John Kleijn (Dimitri.nu), Marian Kaljauw (VenVN), Gitta Gallé (NVZ), Harry van Hulsteijn (Association of Medical Consultants), Ria van de Reep (Dimitri.nu). Sitting fltr: Trudy Boshuizen (NVZ), Hedwig Slot (Association of Medical Consultants),
Sophie Hankes (SIN-NL/IEU-Alliance).
17 October 2007 :
Succesful meeting with organisation of Medical Consultants about the Tell and Repair legal proposal, based on the Harvard report, 2006. New meeting in November 2007.
Further information will follow.
Let doctors pay for their medical errors, and not the patients! see news.
SIN-NL on website Tros Radar, 10th september 2007
MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS November and December 2007
Nico Oudendijk Deputy Inspector General Inspectorate of Health Care receives the Tell and Repair legal proposal from Sophie Hankes SIN-NL / IEU-Alliance, 6th september 2007 and has signed this legal proposal on the 19th of December 2007.
On the 6th of December 2007 the second largest newspaper of the Netherlands publishes an article on the black list of physicians of SIN-NL on the front page and on page 3, stressing the need for full and open disclosure as well as adequate remedial medical care after medical errors.
The organisation of Medical Consultants acknowledges in public debate 3rd september 2007 that the aftercare to victims of medical errors is practically zero; thus that physicians do not inform victims in an honest and open way, nor give adequate remedial medical care to repair the damage of the error.
6th september 2007 the Inspectorate for Healthcare confirmed in a meeting with SIN-NL/IEU-alliance that the aftercare of physicians to victims of medical errors is indeed zero, see News.
Demonstration to promote "Tell and Repair" as final measure of Summeraction plan succesful, broadcasted on television.
3rd Sept 2007 Debate on Nivel report on medical errors without representative of victims.
No debate but propaganda, Nivel reports: families of 1735 deceased victims of medical errors not informed,
September 2007, CALL FOR MEETING SUCCESFUL:
the Dutch Association of Hospitals, the organisation of Medical Consultants, the Association of Nurses and Caregivers and the Center of Nursing Expertise agree to meeting with SIN-NL/IEU-Alliance to discuss improvement of the position of victims of medical errors,
SIN-NL / IEU-Alliance offers Tell and Repair proposal to Minister Klink. 12-06-07
Click here to see the photo
Appeal! 2007 Year of and for victims of medical errors.
Please report medical errors to email@example.com
Did the physician inform you that "something went wrong"?
Did the physcian try to repair the physical damage?
Did the physician register the error in the medical records or did he not mention it?
Did the physician contact the Board and the Health Inspectorate?
Or was the physician silent about the error?
Did you find another physcian in the Netherlands or abroad who helped you?
Or is it difficult for you to find adequate medical care, after the medical error?
Did you file a complaint at a Medical Disciplinary Court or at the Health Inspectorate?
Did you contact newspaper-, magazine-, radio- or television-journalists?
What are your experiences?
The situation of medical errors is serious, in quantity and in quality, see this website.
SIN-NL tries to improve this situation in a structural way.
Your experiences and information can help us to achieve our goals to improve patient safety and the position of victims of medical errors.
Please mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
on patient safety and medical errors.