EXNOVATION & PATIENT SAFETY: ON DAILY COMPETENCES IN COMPLEX HOSPITAL SPACES

Speaker: 
Dr Jessica Mesman
Organising Department: 
Division of Population Health Sciences
Institution: 
University of Maastricht
Date: 
Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 - 13:00
Location: 
Morlich Nevis, Mackenzie Building

Weekly Research In Progress Talks

Abstract

In this presentation Jessica Mesman will take the opportunity to discuss her efforts to make a difference in practices related to patient safety. She will reflect critically on the dominant understanding of patient safety. According to her the improvement of patient safety should not only be based on error-reducing activities, but also on a sophisticated understanding of the vigour of health care practices. The exploration of latent resources can be considered as a form of exnovation. This approach can be characterized as ‘innovation from within’. In her presentation she will outline an alternative research agenda: one that has its focus on the presence of safety and on the competencies of frontline clinicians to preserve adequate levels of safety within real-life complexities. 

Department: 
CMDN
School of Medicine
Medical Research Institute
Division of Population Health Sciences