Beyond the Checklist

Beyond the Checklist: What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety Authors: Suzanne Gordon, Patrick Mendenhall, Bonnie Blair O’Connor BOOK CONTENTS What lessons should healthcare really learn from aviation safety? What ‘major cultural and behavioural shifts’, beyond checklists and briefing protocols, define aviation safety? (page 9). This book is about the core aviation values which, the authors stress,… Read More Beyond the Checklist

Emergence

Emergence Author: Steven Johnson BOOK CONTENTS What have ants, brain cells, cities, and computer software have in common, and what can human institutions learn from them? The answer is self-organisation or emergence, a system the author describes as the ‘…movement from low-level rules to higher-level sophistication…’ (page 18). In this organisational set up, problems are… Read More Emergence