Cognitive engineering approaches to safety in healthcare

Robert L. Wears

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Abstract

Healthcare work is accomplished by complex, highly distributed, joint cognitive systems, but is often viewed from within (by its workers) and without (by society at large) as individually-based craft work. The choice of this viewpoint makes collaborations difficult, because the theories and tools of cognitive engineering then seem foreign to health professionals, and vice versa. In this panel, a group of leading cognitive engineers with extensive experience in healthcare environments will discuss their experience in this domain with emphasis on methods for improving the process and content of these collaborations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, CA
PublisherSAGE Publications
Pages231-235
Number of pages5
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781605606859
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

Other

Other52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period22/09/0826/09/08

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