11:30 - 13:00
Workshop 3 - "Patient safety: 20 years of watershed"


80 minute session

The case for patient safety is obvious; no one would argue in favor of harming patients. Since the launch of the paper “To Err is Human”, patient safety has been at the forefront of public health policymakers’ priorities. Twenty years later, while progress occurred, harm to patients is still a daily reality in health systems over the world.
As countries reform their health systems, the national health programs must ensure not only the integration of universal health coverage (UHC) but, also, that the health coverage provided is safe. To this point, new models of care must be designed and implemented, and organizations should focus on achieving highly reliable care, similar to other industries that keep a solid safety record. Thus, aiming for High-Reliability Organizations principles can ensure empowerment of patients as co-designers of healthcare and workforce safety, to guarantee the safety of patients, free-of-harm UHC, and proper regulation of digital health to avoid unintended adverse consequences.
For the past twenty years, the knowledge gap on patient safety has been shortened, and therefore, the healthcare community holds a firm foundation for starting to implement evidence-based strategies that ensure safe care. The Jeddah Declaration on Patient Safety, 2019, is an actionable document that guides policy- and decision-makers globally to achieve free-of-harm UHC.
Nevertheless, given the high level of complexity of healthcare systems and their vulnerability to error, the question is, what is the way forward towards a safer provision of care?


The Patient Safety Workshop will provide insight on the following topics:
1. The science of safety: Principles in practice.
2. Patient Safety Culture
3. Safety Culture Measurement and Improvement, Patient Safety Culture Survey
4. Understanding Systems and the Effect of Complexity on Patient Care
5. Human factors and Patient Safety
6. Understanding and Managing Clinical Risk
7. Workforce Safety: burnout, ratios, safe staff saves lives
8. Medical Errors
9. Teamwork and Communication for patient safety
10. Patient Empowerment and Community Engagement
11. Reporting System
12. Change Management Approach
13. Patient Safety 2.0
14. Knowledge Translation (KT): Jeddah Declaration/Global Action on Patient Safety: 72nd WHA Resolution.

The attendees will have a great opportunity to:
- Identify current patient safety trends and issues within the health care industry
- Outline major principles for systems’ thinking and reliable design
- Evaluate the role and value of various types of reporting systems to improve patient safety
- Examine opportunities and challenges to patient and family engagement in patient safety
- Describe the association between workforce safety and patient safety
- Understand the principles of high-reliability organizations and patient safety 2.0
- Be introduced to the Global Action on Patient Safety Resolution approved during the 72nd WHA 2019 and the Jeddah Declaration on Patient Safety 2019.


11:30 - 13:00
Workshop 4 - "Writing for Publication: avoiding the pitfalls"

40 minutes session

1. Writing for publication and targeting the right journal.
2. Understanding the peer review process.
3. Developing a personal writing plan.
By the end of this workshop delegates will have:
• reflected on the important of writing for publication;
• considered their own writing behaviour;
• discussed effective strategies for productive and successful writing;
• considered how to successfully navigate the peer review process; and
• started to develop a personal writing plan.

11:30 - 13:00
Workshop 6 - Pearls and pitfalls: Making long-distance research collaborations work



1. Presenting the group and introduction to our topic
• Why did we choose migrant health?
• Background & context.
2. Advantages, challenges and considerations when working via long-distance
• Advantages: flexibility, international collaboration, input from many angles, expertise,...?
• Challenges: Variety in experience, viewpoints, more complicated processes, (e.g. ethics applications), cultural differences (to include Hofstede’s work?)
• Considerations and strategies. (Planning meetings, data sharing, storage and management…)
3. What are your experiences?
• Discussion with workshop participants on their ideas, experiences and thoughts.

By the end of this workshop delegates will be able to:
1. State the 6 main areas of importance to a collaborative
2. To be able to recognise the challenges of working in long-distance research collaborations.
3. Know how to develop best practice towards collaborative research work.
4. Able to discuss the implications for data sharing, storage and management.
5. Develop a strategy to be able to work effectively in a group with everyone's active participation.

1. Marie-Louise Luiking Birgit Heckemann Parveen Ali Connie Dekker-van Doorn, Sumana Ghosh, Angela Kydd, Roger Watson, Harshida Patel. (2018)  Migrants’ Healthcare Experience: A Meta-Ethnography Review of the Literature. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12442
2. Hofstede, Geert (2001). Culture's Consequences: comparing values, behaviors, institutions, and organizations across nations (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-0-8039-7323-7. OCLC 4509396


print program print program
Português English
Registered users

Still not registered?


To receive more information about the event, click here.