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Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer

by Lorri Zipperer

Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer provides background on the patient safety movement, systems safety, human error and other key philosophies that support change and...


Knowledge Management in Healthcare

by Lorri Zipperer

Knowledge management goes beyond data and information capture in computerized health records and ordering systems; it includes care delivery, teamwork, and organizational learning. Knowledge management - used...


Playing with Fire: Chemical Companies, Big Tobacco, and the Toxic Products in Your Home

by Chicago Tribune Staff

The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes, and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the world. How could it possibly be in the US that children are already contaminated...


A Life in Error: From Little Slips to Big Disasters

by James Reason

This succinct but absorbing book covers the main way stations on James Reason's 40-year journey in pursuit of the nature and varieties of human error. He presents an engrossing and very personal perspective,...


Resilient Health Care

by Erik Hollnagel & Jeffrey Braithwaite

Properly performing health care systems require concepts and methods that match their complexity. Resilience engineering provides that capability. It focuses on a system's overall ability to sustain required...


Aeromedical Psychology

by Carrie H. Kennedy & Gary G. Kay

Aeromedical Psychology provides the means for a variety of clinicians to carry out sound assessment and selection procedures, perform informed evaluations and make subsequent recommendations regarding flight...


Health Workforce Governance: Improved Access, Good Regulatory Practice, Safer Patients

by Stephanie D. Short & Fiona McDonald

With increasing recognition of the international market in health professionals and the impact of globalism on regulation, the governance of the health workforce is moving towards greater public engagement and...


Improving Health Care Safety and Quality: Reluctant Regulators

by Judith Healy

Responding to the alarm caused by recent hospital scandals and accounts of unintended harm to patients, this author draws on her experience of analyzing the health care systems of over a dozen countries and...


Understanding Human Error in Mine Safety

by Geoff Simpson & Tim Horberry

The consideration of human factors issues is vital to the mining industry. As in other safety-critical domains, human performance problems constitute a significant threat to system safety, making the study of...


A Socio-Cultural Perspective on Patient Safety

by Emma Rowley & Justin Waring

This edited volume of original essays brings together researchers from around the world who are exploring the facets of health care organization and delivery that are sometimes marginal to mainstream patient...


Safety and Quality in Medical Transport Systems: Creating an Effective Culture

by John W. Overton Jr. & Frazer

You can attribute most helicopter EMS (emergency medical service) accidents and many ground ambulance accidents to human factors and systems designs that lead to poor decision-making. Management commitment is...


Medical Proofs, Social Experiments: Clinical Trials in Shifting Contexts

by Will & Moreira

Clinical trials have become key technologies for decision making in the contemporary world. Their results shape medical practice and determine priorities across health care systems, but the work that goes into...


Just Culture: Balancing Safety and Accountability

by Sidney Dekker

While many organizations see the value of creating a just culture they struggle when it comes to developing it. In this Second Edition, Dekker expands his views, additionally tackling the key issue of how justice...


Reconstructing Medical Practice: Engagement, Professionalism and Critical Relationships in Health Care

by Christine Jorm

Change in the medical profession carries with it disturbing features - established practitioners are no longer sure what to recommend to their trainees about how to think and act. In Reconstructing Medical Practice,...


Safety Culture: Building and Sustaining a Cultural Change in Aviation and Healthcare

by Manoj S. Patankar & Jeffrey P. Brown

In Safety Culture: Building and Sustaining a Cultural Change in Aviation and Healthcare, the four authors draw upon their extensive teaching, research and field experience from multiple industries to describe...


Safer Surgery: Analysing Behaviour in the Operating Theatre

by Rhona Flin & Lucy Mitchell

Owing to rising concern about patient safety, surgeons and anaesthetists have looked for ways of minimising adverse events. Clinicians have encouraged behavioural scientists to bring research techniques used...


Communicating Health Risks to the Public: A Global Perspective

by Dawn Hillier

This book reviews current health risk communication strategies, and describes the techniques, including drama, storytelling and scenarios that are used to identify and prioritise key communication issues, and...


Rural Populations and Health: Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions

by Richard A. Crosby, Monica L. Wendel & Robin C. Vanderpool

Health-related disparities remain a persistent, serious problem across the nation's more than 60 million rural residents. Rural Populations and Health provides an overview of the critical issues surrounding...


A NEW COMPUTED APPROACH TO OR MANAGEMENT. Tracing Step by Step all the Surgical Path

by Matteo Buccioli

The Operating Room Block (ORB) is one of the most costly logistic facilities for hospitals. Moreover, the activity inside an ORB is usually managed like "sailing by sight". There are a lot of conflicting points...


Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice

by John Tingle & Pippa Bark

Patient safety is an issue which in recent years has grown to prominence in a number of countries' political and health service agendas. The World Health Organisation has launched the World Alliance for Patient...