Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare
by Gavriel Salvendy (Editor); Waldemar Karwowski (Editor); Vincent G. Duffy (Editor)
Call Number: R729.8 .A32 2011
Publication Date: 2010-06-11
Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery from both a patient and staff perspective.
The Human Contribution
by James Reason
Call Number: TA169.7 .R43 2008
Publication Date: 2008-12-28
The purpose of this book is to explore the human contribution to both the reliability and resilience of complex well-defended systems. The predominant mode of treating this topic is to consider the human as a hazard, a system component whose unsafe acts are implicated in the majority of catastrophic breakdowns. But there is another perspective, one that has been relatively little studied in its own right, and that is the human as hero, a system element whose adaptations and compensations have brought troubled systems back from the brink of disaster on a significant number of occasions.
Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care
by Joyceen S. Boyle; Margaret M. Andrews
Call Number: RT86.54 .A53 2016
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care helps nursing students transform their thinking so they develop into culturally competent nurses capable of safe, thoughtful, and ethical care of individuals, families, groups, and communities of diverse backgrounds.
The first part of the book explains the various analytical tools that simplify and accelerate decision making. Learn about tools that help you determine causes, evaluate choices, and forecast future events. For occasions when a group, rather than an individual, has to make a decision, you will also learn what tools can help you create group consensus. The second half of the book shows you how to apply analytical tools to different healthcare situations, including comparing clinician performance, determining the causes for medical errors, analyzing the costs of programs, and determining the market for new services. Many practical examples walk you step-by-step through common decision-making scenarios.
This second edition presents a broad overview of healthcare finance focusing on tasks that are essential to the operational management of clinical services, including estimating costs and profits, planning and budgeting, analyzing new equipment purchases, using metrics to monitor operations, and working with financial statements.
This book presents papers selected from contributions to the 2nd International Conference on Global Telehealth, held in Sydney, Australia, in November 2012. The theme of the conference was delivering quality healthcare anywhere through telehealth, and the papers collected here are those in keeping with this theme.
Compliance with healthcare laws and regulations has been a concern to healthcare providers since the days of Ancient Babylon. Under the Code of Hammurabi, which was adopted in 1750 B.C. and is thought to be the oldest promulgation of laws in human history, a doctor who was convicted of inept surgery was punished by amputation of his hands. Some 3,750 years later in the United States, new fraudfighting laws combine with a confounding system of healthcare reimbursement to punish inept healthcare practices in a similarly unforgiving manner. Healthcare compliance is the most perilous and compelling topic that today's healthcare providers and executives face.
Amid the turmoil of constant change, healthcare executives frequently find themselves in situations where the ethical "rules" may be unclear. Rarely is there a single ethical issue to resolve. More often, numerous intertwined issues with many stakeholders interested in the outcome clamor for attention. The Tracks We Leave: Ethics in Healthcare Management provides guidance to executives dealing with the competing values and moral conflicts inherent in healthcare. The book uses cases, discussion, and essays to bring to life debates on issues surrounding medical errors, whistle blowing, sexual harassment and gender discrimination, patient safety, workforce reduction, and personnel management.
...describes the processes that healthcare organizations must implement to meet community needs...includes well- supported management theory as well as leading practices taken from successful organizations.