1st Edition

Global Patient Safety
Law, Policy and Practice

ISBN 9781138052789
Published August 23, 2018 by Routledge
294 Pages

USD $155.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Patient Safety Policy Development in the NHS in England

John Tingle

2. The Health Law, Ethics and Patient Safety Interface

Jonathan Herring

3. Patient Safety and Substantive English Medical Law

Charles Foster

4. Board Governance for Better, Safer Healthcare

Russell Mannion et al.

5. Speaking Up or Blowing the Whistle for Better, Safer Care

Russell Mannion et al.

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

Rachel Jokela

11. The Role of Regulatory Frameworks In Patient Safety Culture

Evija Palceja and Agnese Bankava

12. Patient Safety in Thailand

Piyawan Limpanyalert

13. Patient Safety in Uganda

Kay Seden and Regina Kamoga

14. Patient Safety in Nigeria: An Emergent Concept

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

15. A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Strategies for Kurdistan Region In Iraq (KRI)

Azhin Omer

16. Patient Safety and the Health Transition: Understanding and Addressing the High Level of Lifestyle-Related Non-Communicable Diseases in the Pacific Region

Roy Smith

17. The Japanese Obstetric Compensation System for Cerebral Palsy – A Case Study of a No-Fault Compensation System

Shin Ushiro


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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.