Patricia E. Benner, Kathy Mallock, Vickie Sheets, eds. St Louis, MO: Mosby; 2010. Paperback, 182 pages, $39.95. ISBN: 978-0-323-06517-7

Nursing Pathways is an introduction to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s perspective and methodology for examining health care errors or “practice breakdowns”. It is complemented by the tool kit for using TERCAP (Taxonomy of Error Root Cause Analysis Practice-Responsibility) and case studies based on actual instances of practice breakdowns. The stated goal is to transform the culture of blame in the health care system are reduce health care–related errors.

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