Call For Papers

Submit Abstract

Abstract submission will open in January 2021.

The abstract should provide a title plus a 200-400 words description of the contents.

Topics

The workshop will discuss the theory and practice of RHC, including:

  • Case studies and applications of RHC
  • Patient safety and forethought
  • Managing by snapshots versus managing continuous performance
  • The role of patient involvement in RHC
  • The synthesis of safety and quality
 

Scope

It is by now widely accepted that progress in patient safety so far has failed to meet ambitions. This is not least because efforts have been predicated on a Safety-I perspective and tried to keep the numbers of adverse events as low as possible. The focus has therefore mainly been on what has gone wrong or could go wrong – or in other words protective safety. Rather than only trying to prevent things from going wrong we need to recognise that clinical care largely goes well because clinicians can adjust their performance to match the circumstances.

Resilient health care acknowledges the need to go beyond preventing errors and failures, to find ways to strengthen the system of health care so that good care is enabled. In order to achieve this we must become better at recognising and learning from the vast majority of events that go well. The previous RHC workshops have developed the foundation for a Safety-II approach to patient safety – productive safety – and demonstrated how it can be brought into practice. This ninth workshop will further consolidate the practical and theoretical foundations for RHC and discuss what we need to do in order to meet the challenges of the future.