W2: Rewiring our approach to safety:  Building capacity for patient safety with patients

Monday 15 May | 09:00-12:30

Format: Half day workshop
Stream: Safety
Content filters: Co-presented with patients, service users or carers

Improving patient safety has been a priority for over 20 years, yet harm continues to occur at an unacceptable rate. To enable safe care, we must rethink our approach. The Measuring and Monitoring of Safety Framework (MMSF) (Vincent, Burnett and Carthey, 2013) provides a broader, dynamic approach for creating and sustaining safer care, in which patient partnerships are integral. The session prepared and delivered in partnership with patients, will illustrate the Canadian experience with studying and applying the MMSF and lead activities with session participants to stimulate thought and discussion around the question “how safe is your care?”.

After this session, participants will be able to: 

  • Explore the question ‘are you safe or just lucky?’ 

  • Introduce a holistic approach to safety based on the Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Framework 

  • Share patients’ & care partner’s perspectives on the five dimensions of safety from the Framework  

Anne MacLaurin, Healthcare Excellence Canada

Dr. G. Ross Baker, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

Maaike Asselbergs, Patients for Patient Safety Canada