Creating safety by strengthening clinicians’ capacity for reflexivity

May 28, 2011

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety  Volume 20 Issue 4 pp83-86

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The article looks at two techniques which will help clinicians look reflectively at what they do to highlight areas of where a change of practice can improve safety.  These two techniques include filming real-time clinical practice and asking clinician’s feedback on their own footage, and reflection on the questions asked by patients, carers and family.

Length of publication: 3 pages

Some important notes: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: NHS Institute Alert from the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement


Can teaching medical students to investigate medication errors change their attitudes towards patient safety?

May 28, 2011

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety  2011;20:319-325

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Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article considers if giving medical students a basic knowledge of common medication errors before they start to see patients in hospital can reduce the chance of them making mistakes. The study was  carried out during a paediatric rotation at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Length of publication: 8 pages

Some important notes: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: The British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management