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Just Culture and incident investigation

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This virtual seminar from the Clinical Human Factors Group will be looking at Just Culture and incident investigation and will feature two of the authors, Jan Davies and Carmella Steinke, of the new book 'Fatal Solution' , a book which describes "how a healthcare system used tragedy to transform itself and redefine Just Culture".

In this provocative true story of tragedy, the authors recount the journey travelled and what was learned by, at the time, Canada’s largest fully integrated health region. They weave this story together with the theory about why things fall apart and how to put them back together again. Building on the writings and wisdom of James Reason and other experts, the book explores new ways of thinking about Just Culture, and what this would mean for patients and family members, in addition to healthcare providers. With afterwords by two of the major players in this story, the authors make a compelling case that Just Culture is as much about fairness and healing as it is about supporting a safety culture."

To accompany this story Ken Catchpole, Professor of Human Factors at Medical University of South Carolina will discuss a variety of enablers and barriers to learning from clinical safety incidents, based on his perspective within the US health system. This will illustrate the format of incident analysis and response at MUSC; legal and regulatory issues; and the role and impact of human factors and systems engineering. He will also comment on the recent RaDonda Vaught case, and what that tells us about how far we still have to go.

Jane O’Hara, Professor of Healthcare Quality and Safety in Leeds will adds a UK perspective to this worldwide issue, together with a session focusing on the view from a pharmacy perspective.

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