Exposing hidden aspects of resilience and brittleness in everyday clinical practice using network theories

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Jennifer Plumb

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Abstract

Clinicians manage to maintain patients safely the vast majority of the time (Hollnagel, Braithwaite and Wears, 2013). This is a remarkable feat of resilience considering the complexity and uncertainty to be negotiated every day (Braithwaite et al., 2013). Each and every clinical encounter lies at a nexus of constantly shifting combinations of factors. Personalities and histories, hopes and expectations, policy and resource constraints, disease and pathology, bodies and body parts, diagnosis and treatment, equipment and space, professional allegiances and disciplinary knowledge swirl around, coming together and dispersing as events unfold.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResilient health care
Subtitle of host publicationvolume 2 : the resilience of everyday clinical work
EditorsRobert L. Wears, Erik Hollnagel, Jeffrey Braithwaite
Place of PublicationSurrey, England
PublisherAshgate
Chapter9
Pages115-127
Number of pages13
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781317065142
ISBN (Print)9781472437822, 9781472437839
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameAshagte studies in resilience engineering
PublisherAshgate

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