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Med J Aust. 2006;184:S37-S72.
This special issue includes numerous articles reviewing the activities and successes of the patient safety movement outside the United States.
Journal Article > Review
Views of nurses and other health and social care workers on the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots in health and social care: a scoping review.
Papadopoulos I, Koulouglioti C, Ali S. Contemp Nurse. 2018;54:425-442.
Robotics are increasingly used to assist in both complicated and routine activities in health care. Although safety hazards associated with robotic technologies have been explored in surgery, risks related to purely assistive devices is understudied. This review highlights clinician perspectives regarding assistive robots in health care and highlights infection control and reliability issues as concerns associated with their use.
Journal Article > Study
Understanding the healthcare workplace learning culture through safety and dignity narratives: a UK qualitative study of multiple stakeholders' perspectives.
Sholl S, Scheffler G, Monrouxe LV, Rees C. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e025615.
This interview study examined multiple stakeholder perspectives, including patients, nurses, trainees, and attending physicians, on safety and dignity in health care settings. They cited the importance of safety culture and reported experiencing dilemmas in supporting safety and dignity in the hospital. The authors suggest that graduate medical education explicitly incorporate these concepts.