Disruptive behavior is a recognized deterrent to safe communication, sharing of concerns and teamwork. This educational program highlights a study that measured the impact of unprofessional physician behavior on patient care and features Dr. William Cooper and Dr. Gerald Hickson as speakers.
The aviation industry represents the gold standard for safety that health care has been working toward. This audio news segment provides insights from psychologists and pilots regarding safety achievements in aviation and how they might be applied in health care to reduce hierarchy, enable raising concerns, and use simulation to design efforts that address human error.
This television news interview discusses results of a recent analysis of patient safety improvement efforts, describes the Partnership for Patients program, and offers tips to involve patients in safety.
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This study found that exposing students to a team-based patient safety event increased their knowledge of safety principles and also added value above that of learning only with other medical students.
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