The Essentials of Patient Safety
This short book by Charles Vincent is a valuable introduction to the key issues in managing patient safety. It offers an introduction to the core ideas and theories that can be used to shape successful programmes on patient safety management.
It provides a useful overview of the causes, challenges and theories of harm in healthcare, and an introduction to the roles of people, systems and cultures in improving safety.
The difficult challenges of dealing with the aftermath of patient safety incidents are also explained.