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Should we be teaching pharmacy students about patient safety?

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: VOSPER, Helen (Robert Gordon University, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences)
  • Co-author(s): Helen Vosper
    Alastair Ross: Dental School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Paul Bowie: Programme Director (Safety & Improvement), NHS Education for Scotland, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Abstract:


    Adverse healthcare events are rooted in systems failures. Healthcare is a complex system: interactions between elements are so numerous and underspecified that outcomes can’t be fully predicted, a concept known as ‘emergence1.’ ‘Safety’ is a global emergent outcome.


    Safety, as a global outcome, is only meaningful in the context of


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Last update 13 May 2019

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