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Title: Twelve tips for embedding human factors and ergonomics principles in healthcare education
Authors: Vosper, Helen
Hignett, Sue
Bowie, Paul
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © NHS Education for Scotland. Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Citation: VOSPER, H., HIGNETT, S. and BOWIE, P., 2018. Twelve tips for embedding human factors and ergonomics principles in healthcare education. Medical Teacher, 40 (4), pp.357-363.
Abstract: Safety and improvement efforts in healthcare education and practice are often limited by inadequate attention to Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) principles and methods. Integration of HFE theory and approaches within undergraduate curricula, postgraduate training and healthcare improvement programmes will enhance both the performance of care systems (productivity, safety, efficiency, quality) and the wellbeing (experiences, joy, satisfaction, health and safety) of all the people (patients, staff, visitors) interacting with these systems. Patient safety and quality improvement education/training are embedded to some extent in most curricula, providing a potential conduit to integrate HFE concepts. To support evolving curricula and professional development at all levels - and also challenge prevailing ‘human factors myths and misunderstandings’ - we offer professional guidance as ‘tips’ for educators on fundamental HFE systems and design approaches. The goal is to further enhance the effectiveness of safety and improvement work in frontline healthcare practice.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1387240
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26760
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1387240
ISSN: 0142-159X
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