In this presentation, Prof Mary Dixon-Woods provides a detailed and engaging review of the key issues and future opportunities for measurement. The presentation frames these issues in terms of the challenges which are involved in understanding the safety performance of healthcare organisations.
This short video introduces the basic concepts and approach of the science of human factors. It provides a helpful introduction to some fundamental concepts in human factors, including: stress, fatigue, cognitive workload, design, equipment, teams, and culture.
In this short video, Professor Mary Dixon-Woods tells the story of Ignaz Semmelweiss, a Hungarian physician whose strident efforts in the 1800s to get physicians to comply with hand hygiene eventually saw him hounded out of the hospital where he was working.
This video produced in May 2007 by the World Health Organisation features Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair of the World Alliance for Patient Safety, interviewing Professor Lucian Leape who is Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at Harvard School of Public Health in the USA.
This collection of videos captures a number of presentations from the 4th Open Seminar of the Clinical Human Factors Group, an independent campaign group that aims to stimulate debate and demonstrate the important role of human factors in patient safety.
This video from 1000 Lives Plus presents a discussion of how leadership defines culture in healthcare organisations. Presented by Dr Dave Williams, who is both a clinician and an astronaut, it presents different approaches to leadership.