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Safety and Ethics in Healthcare: A Guide to Getting It Right

Author: Bill Runciman; Merrilyn Walton; Alan Merry
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Group, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A single coherent source of information on the various interlinking domains of patient safety, litigation and ethical behaviour, based on accounts of real-life situations and intended for all  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Safety and Ethics in Healthcare: A Guide to Getting It Right
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Runciman; Merrilyn Walton; Alan Merry
ISBN: 9781409485001 1409485005
OCLC Number: 940908101
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Preface. Part 1 What is Wrong with Healthcare: Setting the stage: an overview of healthcare; Risk and the harm caused by healthcare; Healthcare: a dysfunctional system; Naming, blaming and shaming. Part 2 Understanding the Basics: Human error and complex systems; Knowing what to do; Ethics, professional behaviour and regulation. Part 3 What to Do When Things Go Wrong: When things go wrong: looking after the people involved; When things go wrong: preventing a recurrence. Part 4 Preventing Things from Going Wrong: Getting the best out of people; Getting the best out of the system; Where to now? Appendices: Preferred terms and definitions for key safety and quality concepts; Public expenditure on healthcare in selected countries; Risk matrix; Evidence-based medicine: sources of information; International code of medical ethics; Jonsen's ethics framework; Severity assessment code (SAC); The advanced incident monitoring system (AIMS); Soft systems methodology (SSM); Sources of information for patients. Index.

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'This book is indeed a worthy addition to the debate on healthcare safety and quality. It is accessible and underscores the essential humanity in providing safe, technically advanced care. Fucusing Read more...

 
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