Influencing the Quality, Risk and Safety Movement in Healthcare explores the inner workings of some of the most influential minds in healthcare quality, risk and safety. The book was created in cooperation with the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality graduate program, developed and delivered by Queen’s University, Canada. This is the only standalone interdisciplinary Master of Science graduate degree in Healthcare Quality in North America that focuses on creating tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. Following a one-to-one collaboration between each leader in healthcare with a dedicated learner of the MSc(HQ), readers are presented with a synopsis of the leader’s work followed by an in-depth interview with him or her. Interviews center around the leaders’ contributions to and thoughts on quality, risk and safety in healthcare, dealing with topics such as the development of their body of work, their greatest achievements, what they wish they could change, and future direction of quality, risk and safety, etc. The book provides a unique and highly accessible view into how and why the science of healthcare quality has developed, as well as giving a first-hand account of the founders and key players in the movement. It will offer valuable insights to any undergraduate/graduate class with an interest in healthcare, as well as professionals working within any of the many disciplines that can influence the healthcare system.
Contents: Foreword, Jim Nyce; Preface; International leaders influencing the quality, risk, and safety movement in healthcare, Briana Broderick, Kim Sears and Denise Stockley. Part I Quality: Conversations on international perspectives on quality, Norine Meleca and Margaret B. Harrison; Conversations on Accreditation Canada’s role in improving healthcare quality and safety, Erin Berry and Wendy Nicklin; Conversation on striving towards quality and excellence within the Danish healthcare system, Aryn Gatto and Janne Lehmann Knudsen; Conversations on second victims in healthcare, Alireza Jaffer and Sidney Dekker. Part II Risk: Conversations on a new approach to understanding safety, Danyal Martin and Erik Hollnagel; Conversations on a systems approach to safety, Tolleen Parkin and Nancy Leveson; Conversations on medical malpractice system reform: implications for Canadian liability practices, Maggie Green and Allen Kachalia; Conversations on risk and safety, Kieran Jordan and René Amalberti. Part III Safety: Conversations on the importance of involving patients and families in the patient safety journey, Lynn Suter and Margaret Murphy; Conversations on the patient safety journey, Melanie Maracle and Charles Vincent; Conversations on advocating for medication safety: past contribution and ongoing work, Erika Nyguen and Darren Ashcroft. Part IV Taking Stock: Internationalizing the healthcare quality curriculum, Denise Stockley, Laura Kinderman, Amber Hastings and Kim Sears; The intersections of quality, safety, risk, Kim Sears, Briana Broderick and Denise Stockley. Index.