By Justin Waring, Emma Rowley
This edited quantity of unique chapters brings jointly researchers from all over the world who're exploring the aspects of health and wellbeing care association and supply which are occasionally marginal to mainstream sufferer defense theories and methodologies yet supply vital insights into the socio-cultural and organizational context of sufferer safeguard. via interpreting those serious insights or views and drawing upon theories and methodologies usually overlooked by way of mainstream protection researchers, this assortment indicates we will examine extra approximately not just the limitations and drivers to imposing sufferer protection programmes, but additionally in regards to the extra basic matters that form notions of safeguard, exchange concepts for boosting safeguard, and the broader implications of the protection schedule at the way forward for health and wellbeing care supply. In so doing, A Socio-cultural viewpoint on sufferer defense demanding situations the taken-for-granted assumptions round primary philosophical and political matters upon which mainstream orthodoxy is based. The publication attracts upon a number theoretical and empirical methods from around the social sciences to enquire and query the sufferer security stream. each one bankruptcy takes as its concentration and query a selected element of the sufferer protection reforms, from its coverage context and theoretical foundations to its sensible program and manifestation in medical perform, when additionally contemplating the broader implications for the association and supply of overall healthiness care prone. for that reason, the chapters each one draw upon a unique theoretical or methodological method of significantly discover particular dimensions of the sufferer safeguard schedule. Taken as an entire, the gathering advances a powerful, coherent argument that's a lot had to counter a few of the uncritical assumptions that have to be defined and analyzed if sufferer protection is certainly to be accomplished
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On the one hand, efforts have been made to depict safe working practices as being framed not by individual factors, but wider upstream factors. On the other hand, much attention has been directed at improving safe practice, through better communication, diagnostic skills, checklists etc. (rather than system-level improvements). In the chapters in this section of the collection, practice is deconstructed and presented in a way that highlights the hidden or neglected competencies that make clinical practice safe.
Studies have also been conducted to further understand how organizational cultures impact upon patient safety, for example developing tools to characterize and measure safety cultures in primary care and secondary care (Pronovost and Sexton 2005, Kirk et al. 2005). In addition, studies have examined the best ways to implement incident reporting and encourage staff participation, for example through undertaking comparative analysis of different health care sectors and other industries (Helmreich and Merritt 1998).
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A socio-cultural perspective on patient safety by Justin Waring, Emma Rowley