It Ain’t What You Do (But the Way That You Do It): Will Safety II Transform the Way We Do Patient Safety; Comment on “False Dawns and New Horizons in Patient Safety Research and Practice”

Document Type: Commentary

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1 School of Psychology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

2 Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Bradford, UK

Abstract

Mannion and Braithwaite outline a new paradigm for studying and improving patient safety – Safety II. In this response, I argue that Safety I should not be dismissed simply because the safety management strategies that are developed and enacted in the name of Safety I are not always true to the original philosophy of ‘systems thinking.’

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