Human factors workshop

Ross, A.J. , Jaye, P. and Anderson, J.E. (2013) Human factors workshop. In: 19th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine, Paris, France, 12-15 Jun 2013,

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Objectives: Objectives for the workshop are:<p></p> To deepen participants' understanding of human factors (HF) approaches<p></p> To provide an overview of current debates, developments and future directions<p></p> To empower attendees to be HF champions, taking a broad view of its multi-dimensional properties<p></p> To examine training for care and compassion from the perspective of non-technical skills<p></p> HF as usually applied to safety comes from a particular technical/rational perspective borrowing from aviation, engineering, cognitive psychology and Artificial Intelligence (‘information processing’ in particular). These traditional approaches privilege the internal (cognitive, abstract) over the external (social, environmental) and have been criticised as dehumanizing and reductive. Recent developments in HF emphasise the complexity of healthcare and examine how this shapes and constrains the behaviour of those who work in it. We will enable workshop attendees to engage with these developments in the HF field which have strong implications for its continued applicability and effectiveness in medical simulation. The course material is distilled from a two day Human Factors (HF) course which was developed and piloted in 2013 with funding from a UK Deanery. Attendees have included risk managers, doctors, nurses, patient representatives and hospital administrators and feedback has been excellent. <p></p>

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ross, Dr Alastair
Authors: Ross, A.J., Jaye, P., and Anderson, J.E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School

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