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A socio-cultural perspective on patient safety by Justin Waring, Emma Rowley

By Justin Waring, Emma Rowley

This edited quantity of unique chapters brings jointly researchers from around the globe who're exploring the elements of future health care association and supply which are occasionally marginal to mainstream sufferer protection theories and methodologies yet provide vital insights into the socio-cultural and organizational context of sufferer defense. via studying those serious insights or views and drawing upon theories and methodologies usually ignored via mainstream defense researchers, this assortment indicates we will be able to examine extra approximately not just the boundaries and drivers to enforcing sufferer defense programmes, but additionally in regards to the extra basic matters that form notions of protection, trade options for reinforcing security, and the broader implications of the protection schedule at the way forward for wellbeing and fitness care supply. In so doing, A Socio-cultural point of view on sufferer safeguard demanding situations the taken-for-granted assumptions round basic philosophical and political concerns upon which mainstream orthodoxy is predicated. The e-book attracts upon a variety of theoretical and empirical techniques from around the social sciences to enquire and query the sufferer security move. every one bankruptcy takes as its concentration and query a selected element of the sufferer security reforms, from its coverage context and theoretical foundations to its useful program and manifestation in medical perform, when additionally contemplating the broader implications for the association and supply of health and wellbeing care providers. hence, the chapters each one draw upon a special theoretical or methodological method of seriously discover particular dimensions of the sufferer security schedule. Taken as a complete, the gathering advances a robust, coherent argument that's a lot had to counter many of the uncritical assumptions that must be defined and analyzed if sufferer security is certainly to be accomplished

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Nelkin identifies an 舖enduring tension舗 between medicine and the media and suggests that 舖perhaps the most important source of strain between scientists and journalists lies in their different views about the media舗s role舗 (1996: 1602). She outlines scientists舗 view of the media as documented by science communication scholar Jon Turney (1996): They view the press as a conduit or pipeline, responsible for transmitting science to the public in a way that can be easily understood. Scientists expect to control the flow of information to the public as they do within their own domain 舰 they assume that the purpose of science journalism is to convey a positive image; they see the media as a means of furthering scientific and medical goals.

Sir Liam Donaldson, World Alliance for Patient Safety, 27 October 2004 A Socio-cultural Perspective on Patient Safety EDITED BY EMMA ROWLEY University of Nottingham, UK 8 JUSTIN WARING Nottingham University Business School, UK ASHGATE ũ Emma Rowley and Justin Waring 2011 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher.

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