Vanessa Anderson

This module portrays Vanessa’s story and is based upon the findings from the Coroner’s report into her death in 2005. Although Vanessa’s death resulted from a combination of human and systems errors, this module will focus primarily on the communication and medication safety issues that occurred during Vanessa’s hospitalisation. As you undertake this module carefully consider how the poor communication between the health professionals involved impacted upon medication safety and how this could have been prevented. At the same time reflect on how your learning will impact your future practice.

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Supporting Documents

  1. Report of Inquest into the death of Vanessa Anderson (pdf)
  2. Reflective thinking questions (pdf)