This book provides a practical guide for delivering resilient healthcare, particularly for clinicians on the frontline of care unsure how to incorporate resilience into their everyday work, managers coordinating care, and for policymakers ...
Author: Erik Hollnagel
Category: Technology & Engineering
Health care is under tremendous pressure regarding efficiency, safety, and economic viability. It has responded by adopting techniques that have been useful in other industries, such as quality management, lean production, and high reliability – although with limited, and all-too-often disappointing, results. The Resilient Health Care Network (RHCN) has worked since 2011 to facilitate the interaction and collaboration among practitioners and researchers interested in applying concepts from resilience engineering to health care and patient safety. This has met with considerable success, not least because the focus from the start was on developing concrete ways to complement a Safety-I perspective with a Safety-II perspective. Building on previous volumes, Delivering Resilient Health Care presents documented experiences and practical guidance on how to bring Resilient Health Care into practice. It provides concrete advice on how to prepare a study, how to choose the right data, how to collect it, how to analyse the data, and how to interpret the results. This fourth book in the Resilient Healthcare series contains contributions from international experts in health care, organisational studies and patient safety, as well as resilience engineering. This book provides a practical guide for delivering resilient healthcare, particularly for clinicians on the frontline of care unsure how to incorporate resilience into their everyday work, managers coordinating care, and for policymakers hoping to steer the system in the right direction. Other groups – patients, the media, and researchers – will also find much of interest here.
This book is the 3rd volume in the Resilient Health Care series.
Author: Jeffrey Braithwaite
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
This book is the 3rd volume in the Resilient Health Care series. Resilient health care is a product of both the policy and managerial efforts to organize, fund and improve services, and the clinical care which is delivered directly to patients. This volume continues the lines of thought in the first two books. Where the first volume provided the rationale and basic concepts of RHC and the second teased out the everyday clinical activities which adjust and vary to create safe care, this book will look more closely at the connections between the sharp and blunt ends. Doing so will break new ground, since the systematic study in patient safety to date with few exceptions has been limited.
Author: Professor Robert L WearsPublish On: 2015-09-28
This book contains contributions from international experts in health care, organisational studies and patient safety, as well as resilience engineering.
Author: Professor Robert L Wears
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Properly performing health care systems require concepts and methods that match their complexity. Resilience engineering provides that capability. It focuses on a system’s overall ability to sustain required operations under both expected and unexpected conditions rather than on individual features or qualities. This book contains contributions from international experts in health care, organisational studies and patient safety, as well as resilience engineering. Whereas current safety approaches primarily aim to reduce the number of things that go wrong, Resilient Health Care aims to increase the number of things that go right.
This is done by presenting a set of case studies, theoretical chapters and applications that relate experiences, bring forth ideas and illustrate practical solutions.
Author: Jeffrey Braithwaite
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
The book demonstrates how Resilient Health Care principles can enable those on the frontline to work more effectively towards interdisciplinary care by gaining a deeper understanding of the boundaries that exist in everyday clinical settings. This is done by presenting a set of case studies, theoretical chapters and applications that relate experiences, bring forth ideas and illustrate practical solutions. The chapters address many different issues such as resolving conflict, overcoming barriers to patient-flow management, and building connections through negotiation. They represent a range of approaches, rather than a single way of solving the practical problems, and have been written to serve both a scientific and an andragogical purpose. Working Across Boundaries is primarily aimed at people who are directly involved in the running and improvement of health care systems, providing them with practical guidance. It will also be of direct interest to health care professionals in clinical and managerial positions as well as researchers. Presents the latest work of the lauded Resilient Health Care Net group, developing applications of Resilience Engineering to health care, furthering safety thinking and generating applicable solutions that will benefit patient safety worldwide Enables health care professionals to become aware of the boundaries that affect their work so that they are able to use their strengths and overcome their weaknesses Written from a Safety-II perspective, where the purpose is to make sure that as much as possible goes well and the focus therefore is on everyday work rather than on failures. There are at present no other books that adopt this perspective nor which go into the practical details Provides a concise presentation of the state of resilient health care as a science, in terms of major theoretical issues and practical methods and techniques on the overarching and important topics of boundary-crossing and integration of care settings
Author: World Health OrganizationPublish On: 2016-02-15
This document presents the World Health Organization (WHO) operational framework for building climate resilient health systems.
Author: World Health Organization
This document presents the World Health Organization (WHO) Operational framework for building climate resilient health systems. The framework responds to the demand from Member States and partners for guidance on how the health sector and its operational basis and health systems can systematically and effectively address the challenges increasingly presented by climate variability and change. This framework has been designed in light of the increasing evidence of climate change and its associated health risks; global, regional and national policy mandates to protect population health; and a rapidly emerging body of practical experience in building health resilience to climate change. Primarily intended for public health professionals and health managers, this framework would also help guide decision-makers in other health-determining sectors, such as nutrition, water and sanitation, and emergency management. International development agencies could use this framework to focus investments and country support for public health, health system strengthening and climate change adaptation. The objective of this framework is to provide guidance for health systems and public health programming to increase their capacity for protecting health in an unstable and changing climate. By implementing the 10 key components laid out in this framework, health organizations, authorities and programs will be better able to anticipate, prevent, prepare for and manage climate-related health risks. Least developed countries and countries in the process of developing the health components of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (4) may find this document particularly useful in their efforts to design a comprehensive response to the risks presented by short-term climate variability and long-term climate change.
The book describes the concept of resilience and how organisations and healthcare teams can use intelligent kindness to help their team members maintain their efficacy and avoid burnout in the long term.
Author: Anna Frain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Professional burnout remains a constant and increasing concern. With ABC of Clinical Resilience, you’ll learn how to connect with those impulses that motivated you to become a healthcare professional in the first place. You’ll rediscover that ‘joy of practice’ that nourishes and replenishes your energy even as you do the hard work of caring for your patients, and practice the self-care necessary to maintain a positive and consistently productive outlook. ABC of Clinical Resilience delivers a concise and perceptive treatment of what it means to be a resilient healthcare professional. The book describes the concept of resilience and how organisations and healthcare teams can use intelligent kindness to help their team members maintain their efficacy and avoid burnout in the long term. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the concept of resilience and why it’s important at this moment in time in the healthcare profession An exploration of the emotional impact of working in healthcare Practical discussions of resilience and how it affects cognitive performance, as well as organisational kindness and the teaching of resilience and compassion Treatments of self-care, the physiology of resilience and well-being, and an examination of intelligent kindness in healthcare teams Perfect for healthcare professionals, especially mental healthcare professionals, ABC of Clinical Resilience will also earn a place in the libraries of professionals who treat healthcare workers and readers interested in the psychology and prevention of burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue.
Empowering Resilience addresses a critical area of concern for all individuals, governments, and non-government organizations involved in international peace building and economic development: the rebuilding of health care systems in ...
Author: Aaron G. Buseh
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Business & Economics
Empowering Resilience addresses a critical area of concern for all individuals, governments, and non-government organizations involved in international peace building and economic development: the rebuilding of health care systems in countries emerging from civil conflict. Professor Aaron G. Buseh sets a broad context for improving health care delivery in war-impacted African countries by presenting a clear and concise historical overview of Liberia, including it's political, economic, and cultural factors that led to social upheaval. Through understanding the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in Liberia, readers will be able to appreciate the analysis of the pre-war root causes of the civil conflict and a poorly functional pre-war health care system that Buseh effectively investigates. With a convincing argument, Buseh offers a strategic vision for reforming and reorganizing Liberia's health care system. A book that breaches many concerns steadily rising in today's society, Empowering Resilience is devoted to contributing to political stability by capitalizing on the resilience of the Liberian people who endured the civil conflict.
Abstract: Underuse of health systems and a lack of confidence in their quality contribute to high rates of mortality in the developing world.
Author: Darin Christensen
Category: Ebola virus disease
Underuse of health systems and a lack of confidence in their quality contribute to high rates of mortality in the developing world. How individuals perceive health systems may be especially critical during epidemics, when they choose whether to cooperate with response efforts and frontline health workers. Can improving the perceived quality of healthcare promote community health and ultimately, help to contain epidemics? We leverage a field experiment to answer this question in the context of Sierra Leone and the 2014 West Africa Ebola crisis. Two years before the outbreak, we randomly assigned two accountability interventions to government-run health clinics –- one focused on community monitoring and the other conferred non-financial awards to clinic staff. These interventions delivered immediate benefits under "normal" conditions. Even prior to the Ebola crisis, both interventions increased clinic utilization and satisfaction with healthcare, and community monitoring additionally improved child health, leading to 38 percent fewer deaths of children under five. Later, during the crisis, the interventions also increased reporting of Ebola cases by 62 percent, and significantly reduced Ebola-related deaths. Evidence on mechanisms suggests that the interventions improved confidence in the health system, encouraging patients to report Ebola symptoms and receive medical care. These results indicate that promoting accountability not only has the power to improve health systems during normal times, but can also make them more resilient to crises that emerge over the longer run.
And it is also due to an expanding governmental role in the financing and
regulation of care . The organization of the firm - - or delivery unit in medical care
- - has been amazingly resilient . But major changes in financing and regulating ...
The Impact of Managed Care and Other Changes on Patients and Providers
Jennie J. Kronenfeld ... Resilient Youth : Identifying Factors that Prevent High -
Risk Youth from Engaging in Serious Delinquency and Drug Use , C. Smith , A.
Author: Jennie J. Kronenfeld
Publisher: Jai Press
Category: Health & Fitness
This 15th volume in this series on the sociology of health care covers a variety of topics concerned with changing organizational forms of delivering health care. Areas addressed include behavioural mental health care, physicians, hospitals and managed care, and nurses.
Assumes that the decision makers at the many levels function in harmony and
share corporate goals orientations uniformally ... in new fashions ; keeps the
organization open to innovation and change ; enables the organization to be resilient .
Author: Luther P. Christman
Publisher: Westview Press
Category: Health & Fitness
An overview of hospitals. Models of organizations. Conflict in hos- pitals. Organizational change. Organizational performance. Leader- ship and communication. Hospitals and health care: The future.
Observations on Collaboration by Rural Hospitals and Health Care Systems. The
effects ... within a single industry, coupled with geographic isolation from better
job markets, makes rural areas less resilient in the face of economic downswings.
The CPR uses a much larger number of and more distinctive parameters than are
systematically employed by nearly all ... Resilient . Withstands stress well . CP = 1
Makes deliberate effort to control depressive states . Tries to appear serene ...
Objective C: Invest in, disseminate, and translate research on how health IT can
improve health and care delivery. ... is to improve “the health and well-being of
this nation through a resilient health IT infrastructure” (ONC, 2015a, n.d.-b).
Author: Virginia K. Saba
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
The single best resource for learning how technology can make the nursing experience as rewarding and successful as possible Essentials of Nursing Informatics provides the information and insights readers need to manage and process data to improve the quality and outcomes of healthcare. Topics include the use of computers in nursing administration, practice, education, and research; computer systems and information theory; electronic medical records, continuum of care information technology systems, and personal health records; coding; and government, clinical, and private sector system requirements. This revised and updated edition covers the latest changes in technology, administration, policy, and their effects on healthcare informatics in the U.S., with contributing international authors from Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The seventh edition includes section summaries, and each chapter includes sample test questions and answers. This updated seventh edition covers: • Nursing Informatics Technologies • Nursing Practice Applications • System Standards • Advanced Applications for the 4th Nursing IT Revolution • System Life Cycle • Educational Applications • Informatics Theory Standards • Research Applications • Policies and Quality Measures in Healthcare
Positive , resilient and keen to join and support a dynamic multidisciplinary team ,
these are hands - on roles which offer ... Candidates with medical / clinical
consulting , training delivery and German language proficiency preferred .
South Tyneside NHS South Tyneside Council Primary Care Trust Delivering
better health for all Locality Director of Public Health ( joint appointment ) Full
Time / Job Share ... You will need to be energetic , resilient and enjoy big
Delivery of Services within the School . ... The pressure to provide more and more services comes largely from three sources : ( 1 ) the changing health care ...
However , care must be taken , as research on resilient children indicates that
there exist large individual differences among children exposed to risk and stress
Author: Cynthia Crosson-Tower
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Child welfare
Exploring Child Welfare provides an overall look at all aspects of the provision of services for children and their families, from services that enhance and support family life to those that substitute for the child's own home. The third edition of this accessible and engaging text continues to reflect the author's strong practice perspective and incorporates new developments in welfare reform and child welfare services. The author bases her work on more than 30 years of experience in almost all areas of childrens' services including protective services, foster care, adoption, court services, residential treatment and school based services.
Goal : Understand the mechanisms by which culturally related stressors affect health . Potential Initiatives : • Study the ... The concept of resiliency also is
important in research on health service delivery and use . Lack of attention to
PATIENT SAFETY Likewise , the new expectation for health care leaders is to
facilitate a culture in which providers feel free to speak up about ... this new
approach positions the health care provider as the resilient component in the health care environment for learning about ... TOWARD A SAFER HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM A LTHOUGH ongoing efforts to change the culture
surrounding error ...
Author: Harriet R. Feldman
Category: Business & Economics
Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia is an important reference for all leaders, both current and future, in health care. Its 300 entries, written by nursing luminaries, not only enhance our understanding of leadership - what it is and how it functions - but will help to promote effective leadership among nurses. The encyclopedia is organized around nine themes, with five themes embracing the most salient management and leadership theories, including characteristics and skills required of leaders in today's complex health care system: characteristics of leaders; management and executive skills; theories and models of management and leadership; major leaders in nursing; professional standards; health care delivery standards and health policy; leadership in practice, education, and research; quality outcomes; and informatics and technology. The entries in each theme are varied and based on the assumption that nurse clinicians, academics, and researchers share many of the same challenges but also must adapt their leadership styles and visions to the unique challenges demanded by different roles and institutional missions. Included as well are rich materials on organizations and historical figures that have shaped the leadership role.
Author: Women in French (Organization). ConferencePublish On: 2007
Health and Malaise in Twentieth-century France Women in French (Organization)
. ... failure , depression or falls , are cultural as well as biological constructs
derived from various fields of medical knowledge , all in a ... 18 . delivering to
individual French women the best that “ medical 10 Maggie Allison and Yvette
Author: Women in French (Organization). Conference
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Health & Fitness
The chapters in this book were first presented at the Women in French Biennial Conference held in Leeds in May 2004. The twelve essays explore the multifaceted commodification of the female body and provide insights into the mutations of French society and culture. British and French scholars examine the paradoxes and contradictions embodied in various images and discourses related to health and illness from different perspectives, ranging from sociological studies to analyses of working diaries, children's medical encyclopaedias and literary texts. The 'resilient female body' as epitomised by the First World War nurse tends by the end of the twentieth century to be construed as the 'sanitised female body', subjected to mind/body dualities largely controlled by the medical professions. Thus, maternity and related issues such as birth and contraceptive technologies figure as major themes with contributors revealing unresolved ambivalences. Other chapters focus on how women's economic activity can affect their individual health and, potentially, that of others. A further prominent theme shows how, for contemporary women writers, serious illnesses such as cancer and madness in women can be seen as rich metaphors for the ills of a male-dominated society. Duras's alcoholism and Aragon's portrayals of prostitution are also discussed.