KIS Plenary lecture: Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite on 'Resilient healthcare: re-energising the patient safety agenda' King's College London

WEDNESDAY 28 MAY 2014, 4.15pm to 5.30pm
KIS Plenary lecture: Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite on 'Resilient healthcare: re-energising the patient safety agenda'
King's College London Franklin Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, Classroom 1.11


Professor Braithwaite is foundation director at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, director at the Centre for Clinical Governance Research and professor? of health systems research in the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia.

His research examines the changing nature of health systems, particularly patient safety, standards and accreditation, leadership and management, the structure and culture of organisations.

'It is widely believed that to improve patient safety we need to reduce medical errors, but it is not always clear how to do this effectively and efficiently,' says the abstract for this seminar.

'This presentation will examine what the current evidence tells us, what techniques work, and where, and discuss two different types of thinking about patient safety - safety-I and safety-II approaches - that help us understand how best to manage errors in the complex health care environment. The safety-II approach argues: instead of focusing on things going wrong, should we not also direct our attention to things going right? We will discuss this new paradigm, and its potential for widespread application. We will review traditional techniques, such as the Swiss Cheese Model, and present newer ideas, such as the Resilience Analysis Grid, to enhance our understanding of how patient safety can be improved.'


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