Three models of safety

Rethinking Patient Safety

This is part of the series of blogs which provide a synopsis of my second book which can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Implementing-Patient-Safety-Addressing-Conditions/dp/0815376863

In part 1 we explore the latest concepts and theories starting with the three models of safety.

There is a recognition that strategies for managing safety in highly standardised and controlled environments such as radiotherapy are necessarily different from those in which clinicians and others constantly have to adapt and respond to the changing circumstances they are faced such as the emergency department of a general practice in the community.Because of this variability two of the greatest thinkers in safety Charles Vincent and Rene Amalberti (2016) provide really helpful suggestions in relation to the variety of safety strategies and interventions in the three models of safety.

The three models are:

  1. Ultra adaptive – Embracing risk – Taking risks is the essence of the profession.The model required is that…

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