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Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety. WHO will observe World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2020 and launch a global campaign to emphasize the importance of health worker safety as a priority for patient safety.
We at the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) are thrilled to announce that we are Co-Conveners of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Virtual Event, #uniteforsafecare! The event is free to the public and will take place on September 17th, World Patient Safety Day, from 5-8pm ET on YouTube Live.
We were delighted to welcome back Professors Paul Batalden and Tina Foster for a live webinar with guest presenters to discuss Coproducing Healthcare Service and its improvement: understanding the lived reality of the person sometimes known as "patient" in our ongoing series of live events on Coproduction in Healthcare.
We enjoyed hosting Dr Gary Klein for a live webinar on Critical Crisis Thinking: Problem Detection recently. The second webinar in the Critical Crisis Thinking Learning Journey, this lecture described the process of problem detection, identified some ways that problem detection can fail, covered some barriers to problem detection at the team/organizational level, examined some of the lessons we have learned about problem detection from Covid-19, and suggested some tactics and techniques to support better problem detection.
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.