This book helps the next generation of doctors understand how to contribute to making healthcare safer. Patient safety is increasingly important in medical practice today and is becoming a core part of training for medical students and foundation doctors. This book will enable the student or junior doctor to challenge and innovate in practice to improve patient safety and care. It takes a practical approach and explores what patient safety is, why it is important, how to involve patients, the role of education, technology and resources, how to be an innovative practitioner and measuring the impact of patient safety initiatives.
Rebecca Lawton is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds. In 2009, she took up a secondment at Bradford Institute of Health Research where she leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, innovation managers and administrative staff to deliver on research, evaluation and innovation/implementation projects on patient safety. Rebecca is a member of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. Gerry Armitage is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health, University of Bradford. His background is nursing and health professional education. Following a Department of Health Research Fellowship, he took up a secondment at the Bradford Institute of health Research as a Senior Fellow. He works with Rebecca Lawton (co-editor) in the patient safety research team. Gerry is a member of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group.
Introduction Introducing Patient Safety: Theory, Policy and Practice - Reema Sirriyeh, Serwaa McClean and Victoria Robins Enhancing Your Learning for Patient Safety - Naomi Quinton, Zoe Thompson, Anna Winterbottom and Vikram Jha Involving Patients in Their Own Safety - Jane Ward, Sally Giles, Susan Hrisos, Penny Rhodes, Ikhlaq Din and Peter Walsh Human Factors Engineering and Patient Safety - Peter Gardner How to Be a Creative and Innovative Practitioner - Angela Grange, Valerie Rhodes and Ann Starkey How to Innovate in Multiprofessional Teams - Beverley Slater and John Bibby How Safe Are You? Measurement for Patient Safety - Rebecca Lawton and Gerry Armitage Glossary