The Resilient Health Care Net

Health is more than the absence of disease”
Safety is more than the absence of risk”

About the RHCN
The Core Group
Stuff to read

Proactive approaches to safety  management
A tale of two safeties


Since Resilient Health Care – in the sense of the use of Resilience Engineering in Health Care – is a quite new field of activity, there is little literature to be found. The RHCN will therefore endeavour to make relevant sources available in this place.
Papers and reports that are available for download can be found in the pane on the left. Just click, and they will be yours.
Papers (mostly) that are not in the public domain are listed below.
Participants in the RHCN, as well as anyone else, who want to contribute, are kindly asked to send their contributions to . This is the only way to keep this list alive and growing.

  • Brattheim, Berit, Arild Faxvaag, and Andreas Seim. Process support for risk mitigation: a case study of variability and resilience in vascular surgery. BMJ Qual Saf, 2011;20(8):672-79. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs.2010.045062.
  • Furniss D, Back J. Blandford, A. Unwritten Rules for Safety and Performance in an Oncology Day Care Unit: Testing the Resilience Markers Framework. In Proceedings of the Fourth Resilience Engineering Symposium. 2011.
  • Furniss D, Back J, Blandford A., et al. A Resilience Markers Framework for Small Teams. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 2011;96(1):2-10. doi:10.1016/j.ress.2010.06.025
  • effcott SA, Ibrahim JE, Cameron PA. Resilience in healthcare and clinical handover. Qual Saf Health Care 2009;18:256–60.
  • Wears R, Perry S, McFauls A. "Free Fall" - A Case Study of Resilience, Its Degradation, and Recovery in an Emergency Department. In Proceedings of the Second Resilience Engineering Symposium. 2006:325-32.