This is a good book, presenting the reader with some thought provoking case studies using real life patient incidents.
An informative textbook in an easy to read format with great student activities. Chapter 5 on creative and innovative practice is a fantastic resource for all staff keen to motivate colleagues.
Very practical read for students.
This is an excellent resource to have in ones collection. Although it is specifically aimed at medical staff, it can easily be adapted to apply to other healthcare specialities
There were some shortfalls however as the book failed to make clear the amount of unnecessary harm that is done to patients in our healthcare systems. This is an important factor, although it was implied in the section on Human Factors and medical error
All together this is an interesting and useful book and one that i would recommend to my students
i WILL BE RECOMMENDING THAT OUR LIBRARY PURCHASE THIS AS A RECOMMENDED TEXT FOR PATIENT SAFETY MODULE CONTENT
sound basic for any professional group
Well written interesting book. will recommend that to my students
I liked the way the book can help doctors see how they can contribute to making patient safety a priority. It encourages the reader to challenge practice. It's practical in its approach.
I thought this book was useful although it did not, for me, make clear just how much unnecessary harm is done to patients in current healthcare systems. Progress has been made in the last 12 years, in the field of patient safety, but there is a long way to go. Western health care systems are a long way from being as safe as they could and should be.
In a way the book is too broad in scope, but that also gives the reader a lot of options in terms of different ways through which to address patient safety challenges.