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Resilience Healthcare Net Workshop – Denmark

Jun 03, 2014 |

Dr. Sam Sheps


Hindsgavl Slot – location of conference

We usually think of safety in terms of its opposite, namely the lack of safety. Safety I is defined as the relative absence of accidents and incidents. Patient safety research and management has therefore focused on unsafe system functioning rather than on safe functioning. Resilient health care represents an alternative view of safety, called Safety-II, which defines safety as the ability to succeed under varying conditions. In Safety-II, the study of the variability of everyday functioning is the necessary prerequisite for the understanding of how performance can be safe, both for the individual and the organization.

Dr. Sheps will be participating in this workshop which focuses on the theory and practice of resilient health, use of information technology in health care, patient safety and involvement, and health care as a complex adaptive system.

Source: SPPH Summer activities series