Human factors relates to the interaction of humans and technical systems. Human factors engineering analyzes tasks, considering the components in relation to a number of factors focusing particularly on human interactions and the interface between people working within systems. This book will help instructors teach the topic of human factors.
Working group, vi Contributors, vii Foreword, viii Preface, ix Acknowledgements, xii Contact details and further information, xiii Chapter 1 Introduction to human factors in medicine, 1 Chapter 2 Human cognition and error, 10 Chapter 3 Situation awareness, 20 Chapter 4 Leadership and teamworking, 28 Chapter 5 Personality and behaviour, 36 Chapter 6 Communication and assertiveness, 42 Chapter 7 Decision making, 51 Chapter 8 Fatigue and stress, 61 Chapter 9 Key elements in communication: briefing and debriefing, 71 Chapter 10 Organisational culture, 79 Chapter 11 Guidelines, checklists and protocols, 85 Anthology, 91 Index, 97
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