Developing a human factors and patient safety programme at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Doherty, E. and O'Keeffe, D. and Traynor, O. (2011) Developing a human factors and patient safety programme at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. S38-S39. ISSN 1479666X (ISSN)

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Personal skills are now recognised to be important components of effective medical practice. These skills are explicit in the CANMED competencies from Canada, the recommendations of the ACGME from the United States and the recently revised 'Tomorrow's Doctors' paper from the Medical Council in the United Kingdom. The recommended core competencies which encompass personal skills in these international manifestos highlight a paradigm shift in a system which emphasised technical skills and knowledge to a recognition of the key role played by personal skills. © 2010 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Scottish charity number SC005317) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Additional Information: Cited By :4; Export Date: 23 February 2015; CODEN: SURGB; Correspondence Address: Doherty, E.; National Surgical Training Centre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotional intelligence; Human factors; Non-technical skills; Patient safety; curriculum; education; general surgery; human; human relation; Ireland; medical education; medical school; methodology; practice guideline; review; Competency-Based Education; Education, Medical, Graduate; Educational Measurement; Guidelines as Topic; Humans; Interpersonal Relations; Schools, Medical
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Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2015 08:32
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2015 08:33

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