Resilient Health Care Volume 2 now available | News | AIHI - Australian Institute of Health Innovation
A new book from internationally-renowned scholars Bob Wears, US, Erik Hollnagel, Denmark, and Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia, in the resilient health care series, includes a range of chapters from world experts in patient safety. Entitled The Resilience of Everyday Clinical Work, it makes major conceptual and empirical gains in trying to appreciate how patients are kept safe under challenging conditions.
Despite the common focus on deviations and failures in health systems, it is an undeniable fact that clinical work goes right far more often than it goes wrong, and that we only can make it better if we understand how this happens. This second volume of Resilient Health Care continues the line of thinking of the first book. It breaks new ground by analyzing everyday work situations in primary, secondary, and tertiary care to identify and describe the fundamental strategies that clinicians everywhere have developed and use with a fluency that belies the demands to be resolved and the dilemmas to be balanced.