This book explores patient safety themes in developed, developing and transitioning countries. A foundation premise is the concept of ‘reverse innovation’ as mutual learning from the chapters challenges traditional assumptions about the construction and location of knowledge. This edited collection can be seen to facilitate global learning. This book will, hopefully, form a bridge for those countries seeking to enhance their patient safety policies. Contributors to this book challenge many supposed generalisations about human societies, including consideration of how medical care is mediated within those societies and how patient safety is assured or compromised. By introducing major theories from the developing world in the book, readers are encouraged to reflect on their impact on the patient safety and the health quality debate. The development of practical patient safety policies for wider use is also encouraged. The volume presents a ground-breaking perspective by exploring fundamental issues relating to patient safety through different academic disciplines. It develops the possibility of a new patient safety and health quality synthesis and discourse relevant to all concerned with patient safety and health quality in a global context.
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Notes on contributors
JOHN TINGLE, CLAYTON Ó NÉILL AND MORGAN SHIMWELL
1 Patient safety policy development in the NHS in England
2 The health law, ethics and patient safety interface
3 Patient safety and substantive English medical law
4 Board governance for better, safer healthcare
RUSSELL MANNION, HUW DAVIES, ROSS MILLAR AND TIM FREEMAN
5 Speaking up or blowing the whistle for better, safer care
RUSSELL MANNION, HUW DAVIES, JOHN BLENKINSOPP, JEAN V. MCHALE, ROSS MILLAR, MARTIN POWELL AND NICK SNOWDEN
6 Patient safety, the ‘safe space’ and the duty of candour: Reconciling the irreconcilable?
JEAN V. MCHALE
7 Religious and cultural beliefs: The potential for patient safety to be compromised
CLAYTON Ó NÉILL
8 Patient safety in Oman
AISHA RASHID AL MAQBALI AND AHMED AL-MANDHARI
9 State adverse health incident reporting systems in the United States: An introduction and contextual discussion
BARBARA A. NOAH
10 Adverse health events in Minnesota
11 The role of regulatory frameworks in Latvian patient safety culture
EVIJA PALCEJA AND AGNESE BANKAVA
12 Patient safety in Thailand
13 Patient safety in Uganda
KAY SEDEN AND REGINA KAMOGA
14 Patient safety in Nigeria: An emergent concept
15 A critical analysis of patient safety strategies in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)
16 Patient safety and the health transition: Understanding and addressing the high level of lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases in the Pacific region
17 The Japanese Obstetric Compensation System for Cerebral Palsy – a case study of a no-fault compensation system
18 Conclusion: Global patient safety – power of the dream
CLAYTON Ó NÉILL, MORGAN SHIMWELL AND JOHN TINGLE
John Tingle is a Barrister and Associate Professor in Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Clayton Ó Néill is a Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Morgan Shimwell is a Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK.