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
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.
Appeal! 2007 Year of and for victims of medical errors.
Please report medical errors to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Click please on the solutions:
Indications for medical errors
Survey medical errors Europe and worldwide
Year 2007 of and for victims of medical errors
Medical records: proposal for change
Tell and Repair legal proposal
Summer action plan 2007
Emergencyplan for medical errors
Patient inform yourself
Questions to physicians
Even when you are ‘an experienced’ patient, it might be worthwhile to prepare your questions in case of an unexpected diagnose or course of events after treatment, eg a medical error.
Start asking questions while in the office—even if you know nothing about the condition that you have just been told about. Ask:
What’s the cause? (How did I get this?)
How will this condition affect my life?
How will my condition affect others?
Do you have a cure?
How long must I take this treatment?
If you had my condition what would you be asking right now, Doctor?
If you had this condition who would you go to for care? I can afford to travel anywhere.
Are there doctors holding opinions that disagree with your approach?
Do you have anything I can read? Any scientific reference papers?
Do you have other patients who have similar problems that I can talk to?
Do you have any patients that you have treated who would share their experiences with me?
Does diet and lifestyle have anything to do with this problem?
Could you please give me your information in writing?
When will we have the next appointment?