By Justin Waring, Emma Rowley
This edited quantity of unique chapters brings jointly researchers from around the globe who're exploring the aspects of overall healthiness care association and supply which are occasionally marginal to mainstream sufferer safeguard theories and methodologies yet supply very important insights into the socio-cultural and organizational context of sufferer protection. via studying those serious insights or views and drawing upon theories and methodologies frequently ignored via mainstream security researchers, this assortment exhibits we will be able to research extra approximately not just the obstacles and drivers to imposing sufferer safeguard programmes, but additionally concerning the extra primary matters that form notions of defense, trade ideas for reinforcing safeguard, and the broader implications of the protection schedule at the way forward for health and wellbeing care supply. In so doing, A Socio-cultural viewpoint on sufferer security demanding situations the taken-for-granted assumptions round basic philosophical and political concerns upon which mainstream orthodoxy is based. The booklet attracts upon quite a number theoretical and empirical ways from around the social sciences to enquire and query the sufferer defense flow. each one bankruptcy takes as its concentration and query a specific point of the sufferer protection reforms, from its coverage context and theoretical foundations to its useful program and manifestation in scientific perform, while additionally contemplating the broader implications for the association and supply of health and wellbeing care prone. for this reason, the chapters each one draw upon a special theoretical or methodological method of severely discover particular dimensions of the sufferer safeguard time table. Taken as an entire, the gathering advances a robust, coherent argument that's a lot had to counter a few of the uncritical assumptions that must be defined and analyzed if sufferer defense is certainly to be accomplished
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PART 1 Patients and Publics Chapter 1 舖All News is Bad News舗: Patient Safety in the News Media Cecily Palmer and Toby Murcott This chapter explores the paradox of patient safety in the media: put simply, deficiencies in patient safety receive ample coverage, whereas the improvement and maintenance of patient safety receive far less. We present and reflect on the findings of a media impact assessment undertaken as part of a review of the UK-based programme of patient safety research: the Patient Safety Research Portfolio (PSRP).
Categories of Patient Safety Story in the News Media To summarize, our investigation of different media for coverage of the PSRP research studies, which incorporated searches of the websites of the major UK broadcast media agencies, of professional publications relevant to UK health practitioners, of university press release archives and of the Nexis print media database, located a single news story that could be directly linked to a research study within the PSRP corpus. While we only located a single story related to PSRP, our searches revealed that a variety of topics related to patient safety were featured at some length, especially in the UK newspapers.
As with other forms of strategic risk management, this is often premised on the creation of procedures for knowledge sharing, such as incident reporting, which allow for front line events and risk(s) to be communicated more widely with colleagues. Through the collection of this information it is then possible for service providers to systematically look across clinical risks, investigate the underlying factors, and instigate change so as to protect staff and patients from recurrence. Again, borrowing from other high-risk industries, this is sometimes described as root cause analysis, which involves a structured and systematic analysis of the latent factors that contributed to unsafe practice.