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Human Factors in the Health Care Setting: A Pocket Guide for Clinical Instructors

ISBN: 978-1-118-33970-1
116 pages
February 2013, BMJ Books
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Description

Human factors relates to the interaction of humans and technical systems. Human factors engineering analyzes tasks, considering the components in relation to a number of factors focusing particularly on human interactions and the interface between people working within systems. This book will help instructors teach the topic of human factors.
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Table of Contents

Working group, vi

Contributors, vii

Foreword, viii

Preface, ix

Acknowledgements, xii

Contact details and further information, xiii

Chapter 1 Introduction to human factors in medicine, 1

Chapter 2 Human cognition and error, 10

Chapter 3 Situation awareness, 20

Chapter 4 Leadership and teamworking, 28

Chapter 5 Personality and behaviour, 36

Chapter 6 Communication and assertiveness, 42

Chapter 7 Decision making, 51

Chapter 8 Fatigue and stress, 61

Chapter 9 Key elements in communication: briefing and debriefing, 71

Chapter 10 Organisational culture, 79

Chapter 11 Guidelines, checklists and protocols, 85

Anthology, 91

Index, 97

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Reviews

“Though pocket-sized, this guide offers a lot, drawing attention to the challenges and opportunities created by human factors in healthcare. Its objectives are clear, coverage broad, and advice informed and practical. It achieves its purpose and is recommended.”  (Doody’s, 3 January 2014)

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