- About existing theories and research in patient safety
- About current practices in patient safety in the Norwegian health care system
- About differences between an individual perspective and a system's perspective on safety
- About how risk-based methods, simulation, safety culture and learning can be used as a means in patient safety work
- About how patient experiences can be incorporated in patient safety work
- To apply theories/methods to improve patient safety in practice
- To evaluate scientific publications on patient safety
- To critically analyze different theoretical, methodological and practical approaches to patient safety
- System perspective
- Patient perspective
- Role of governmental bodies, policy and practice
- Interaction and transitions
- Risk-based approach
- Leadership, learning, safety culture and work environment
- Education, simulation and training
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Term paper||1/1||A - F||All. |
Submitted and approved essay about the research problem for the individual assignment (maximum 500 words).
Method of work
Note: If only a few students are registered, the course can be organized as a supervised reading course.
|Patient safety - theory and practice (FXMHV264_1)||10|
|Patient safety - theory and practice (E-MRS170_1)||10|
The course is open to all master's students.
Candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree may apply for admission to the course if there is availability.
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Vincent, C. (2010). Patient Safety. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. (416 pages).
Articles, reports and chapters:
Alingh, C. W., van Wijngaarden, J. D., van de Voorde, K., Paauwe, J., & Huijsman, R. J. B. Q. S. (2019). Speaking up about patient safety concerns: the influence of safety management approaches and climate on nurses’ willingness to speak up. BMJ Quality and Safety,28(1), 39-48. (9 pages).
Bigham, B. L., Buick, J. E., Brooks, S. C., Morrison, M., Shojania, K. G., & Morrison, L. J. (2012). Patient Safety in Emergency Medical Services: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Prehospital Emergency Care: Official Journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, 16(1), 20-35. (15 pages).
Carayon, P., Wetterneck, T. B., Rivera-Rodriges, A. J., Hundt, A. S., Honakker, P., Holden, R., & Gurses, A. P. (2014). Human factors systems approach to healthcare quality and patient safety. Applied Ergonomics, 45, 14-25. (13 pages).
Doupi, P., Svaar, H., Bjørn, B., Deilkås, E., Nylen, U., & Rutberg, H. (2014). Use of the Global Trigger Tool in patient safety improvement efforts: Nordic experiences. Cognition, Technology & Work, 17(1), 45-54. (10 pages).
Haugen, A. S., Høyland, S., Thomassen, Ø., & Aase, K. (2014). "Its a state of mind": a qualitative study after two years experience with the World Health Organizations surgical safety checklist. Cognition, Technology & Work, 17(1), 55-62. (8 pages).
Healy, J. (2011). Chapter 1. Introduction: Why regulate? In: Improving health care safety and quality. England: Ashgate Publishing Company. (18 pages).
Laugaland, K., Aase, K., & Waring, J. (2014). Hospital discharge of the elderly - an observational case stydy of functions, variability and performance - shaping factors. BMC Health Services Research, 14:365. (15 pages).
Masotti, P., McColl, M. A., & Green, M. (2010). Adverse events experienced by homecare patients: a scoping review of the literature. International Journal for Quality in Healthcare, 22(2), 115-125. (11 pages).
Naik, V. N & Brien, S. E. (2013). Review article: Simulation: a means to address and improve patient safety. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 60(2), 192-200. (9 pages).
Ocloo, J. E. (2010). Harmed patients gaining voice: challenging dominant perspectives in the construction of medical harm and patient safety reforms. Social Science & Medicine, 71(3), 510-516. (6 pages).
Stevenson, L., Land, A., Macdonald, M., Archer, J., & Berlanda, C. (2012). Safety in Home Care: Thinking Outside the Hospital Box. Healthcare Quarterly, 15(Special Issue), 68-72. (5 pages).
Storm, M., Siemsen, IMD., Laugaland, K., Dyrstad, D. N., & Aase K. (2014). Quality in transitional care of the elderly: Key challenges and relevant improvement measures. International Journal of Integrated Care, 14(2), 1-15. (15 pages).
Tritter, J. Q. (2009). Revolution or evolution: the challenges of conceptualizing patient and public involvement in a consumerist world. Health Expectations, 12(3), 275-287. (12 pages).
Wiig, S., Storm, M., Aase, K., Gjertsen, M. T., Solheim, M., Harthug, S., Robert, G., Fulop, N., & QUASER team. (2013). Investigating the use of patient involvement and patient experience in quality improvement in Norway: rhetoric or reality?, BMC Health Services Research, 13:206. (13 pages).
Øvretveit, J. (2010). Improvement leaders: what do they and should they do? A summary of a review of research. Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 19, 490-49.2 (3 pages).
Aase, K. (Red.) (2015). Pasientsikkerhet - teori og praksis. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. (279 pages).
Vincent, C., & Amalberti, R. (2016). Safer Health Care. Strategies for the Real World. Springer International Publishing (Open access at: www.springer.com).
Beer, J. M., McBride, S. E., Mitzner, T. L., & Rogers, W. A. (2014). Understanding challenges in the front lines of home health care: A human - systems approach. Applied Ergonomics, 45, 1687-1699. (13 pages).
De Vos, M., Graafmans, W., Koositra, M., Meijboom, B., Van Der Vort, P., & Westert G. (2009). Using quality indicators to improve hospital care: a review of the literature. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2(2), 119-129. (11 pages).
Fisher, J. D., Freeman, K., Clarke, A., Spurgeon, P., Smyth, M., Perkins, G. D., et al. (2015). Patient safety in ambulance services: a scoping review. Health Services and Delivery Research, 3(21), 1-250. (250 pages).
Jha, V., Buckley, H., Gabe, R., Kanaan, M., Lawton, R., Melville, C., Quinton, N., Symons, J., Thompson, Z., Watt, I., & Wright, J. (2014). Patients as teachers: a randomized controlled trial on the use of personal stories of harm to raise awareness of patient safety for doctors in training. BMJ Quality and Safety, 24(1), 1-10. (10 pages).
Kaplan, H. C., Provost, L. P., Froehle, C. M., & Margolis, P. A. (2012). The Model for Understanding Success an Quality (MUSIQ): building a theory of context in healthcare quality improvement. BMJ Quality and Safety, 21, 13-20. (8 pages).
Lawati, MHA., Dennis S., Short SD., & Abdulhadi NN. (2018). Patient safety and safety culture in primary health care: a systematic review. BMC family practice, 19(1):104, (10 pages).
Parand, A., Dopson, S., Renz, A., & Vincent, C. (2014). The role of hospital managers in quality and patient safety: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 4(9), 1-15. (15 pages).
Sexton, J. B., Sharek, P. J., Thomas, E. J., Gould, J. B., Nisbet, C. C., Amspoker, A. B., Kowalkowski, M. A., Schwendimann, R., & Profit, J. (2014). Exposure to Leadership WalkRounds in neonatal intensive care units is associated with a better patient safety culture and less caregiver burnout. BMJ Quality and Safety, 23, 814-822. (9 pages).
Sollid, S. J. M., Dieckman, P., Aase, K., Søreide, E., Ringsted, C., Østergaard, D. (2016). Five Topics Health Care Simulation Can Address to Improve Patient Safety: Results From a Concensus Process. Journal of Patient Safety, (publish ahead of print), 1-9. (9 pages).
Wiig, S., Ree, E., Johannessen, T., Strømme, T., Storm, M., Aase, I., . . . Pedersen, A. T. S. (2018). Improving quality and safety in nursing homes and home care: the study protocol of a mixed-methods research design to implement a leadership intervention. BMJ open, 8(3), 1-8. (7 pages).
Sist oppdatert: 25.01.2020