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26th August 2020, 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT+8)
This webinar is intended for those who are interested in accreditation, quality and safety from the perspectives of the healthcare provider, healthcare professionals and workers, and to all healthcare-related organisations or persons who are interested in learning about practising quality and safety in times of a crisis situation.
The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and Oxford university Press (OUP), are seeking applications for the position of Deputy Editor for the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC). The Deputy Editor will champion research content for the IJQHC.
The International Society for Quality in Health Care lost its first CEO and one of its most ardent supporters when Lee Tregloan passed away in Melbourne, Australia on 7th July 2020. Lee was awarded ISQua Life Membership at ISQua's Copenhagen conference in 2008, in recognition of her thirteen years of committed service as our first CEO from May 1995 to April 2008.
Over the past several weeks, we have all been reminded about the inequities that exist within our society via shocking and inexcusable actions. Sadly, these are just the latest in a series of events that have spanned generations in the United States and globally. Even those of us who have believed we have been strong champions for equity have been further “awoken” to the fact we need to do more. In fact, as a white male, I am obligated to do more to help shape a future where inequity no longer exists.
Dr Jennifer Zelmer, President and CEO of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, was our wonderful guest speaker for this month's live event and presented on How Do We Carry On? Transitions in Health Services During the Pandemic and Beyond.
I see many of advanced treatment here in Kyushu University Hospital where I work which needs to be reviewed from the ethical viewpoint.
This is a crucial moment in time as we observe a myriad of storms that are gathering: the Black Lives Matter storm testing systemic racism consciousness and our morale fabric; the COVID-19/financial storm that is dashing public health protection measures against economic recovery; the social media storm influencing mindsets and behaviours; and an employee storm of no permanence and uncertainty.
At this time of Black lives Matters, it is time for examining our inner selves and to ask why it is that in 2020 we are still dealing with ingrained racism. I grew up in Apartheid South Africa and my formative years made...
On either side of the Atlantic, the US Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd, and the calls for a UK enquiry into the disproportionate death rate from the COVID-19 infection of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups, are energising communities and fair-minded folk globally.
South Africa has one of the highest inequality levels in the world and an extremely polarised healthcare system. On the one end, there exists a seemingly high-functioning, expensive private healthcare system serving approximately 16% of the population with hospital services, and up to a third of the population with out-patient services.