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Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:14

Ten (10) Commandments of Quality & Patient Safety

On the maiden World Patient Safety Day celebration, I propose what I call 10 Commandments of Patient safety! This has been informed by experiences from practice and literature (Petrella, 1977).

Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:07

India - Wockhardt Group Hospitals

Wockhardt Group Hospitals, which is a chain of super-speciality hospitals in India are organizing a week-long event on Patient safety across all their Group Hospitals from 13-17th Sept 2019.

We all have heard the phrase “Primum non nocere” and know that it means “first, to do no harm” which makes me think “Do we as healthcare institutions harm patients, and if so why?

With every mistake, we must surely be learning (George Harrison in While my guitar gently weeps)

Thursday, 12 September 2019 13:15

Be involved in your own healing process

If you are a patient who wants to be involved in the healing process or a caregiver, this is my advice:

Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:41

Patient Involvement in NHI

Patient-centred healthcare is essential to ensure the NHI is a success in this country, and as such, needs to be embraced by the Department of Health to ensure a win-win scenario. 

Thursday, 12 September 2019 10:09

Patient Safety in Ireland

The level of harm reported in the Irish health service is comparable to other developed countries (approximately 12%). However, there is considerable room for improvement.

Current patient safety efforts largely focus on hospital settings. As we launch the inaugural World Patient Safety Day on September 17th, we must speak up to intensify efforts to keep patients safe in outpatient settings.

RCSI is the national surgical training centre (NSTC) in Ireland with responsibility for training all surgeons and emergency medicine doctors.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:25

Open Access Articles

Open access articles on Patient Safety

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