Conference postponed to 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Resilient Health Care Conference will be postponed until 2021. Further details will be provided closer to the time. Please continue to use this network as a source of support and advice during these unusual times. 

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Presentations from the 2019 Resilient Health Care Network Conference and Meeting in Japan 2019

PresentationsResilient Health Care: Where are we now? - HollnagelResilient Health Care Network at 8: How have we done, so far? - BraithwaiteCommunicating for safety - Tucker Implementation of Resilience Engineering Theory for Thoracic Surgery - AyabeResilience in the OR: An Ethnographic View of an OR Team and Room Turnover - MorrisonLearning from complexity in interprofessional simulation-based education –a design-based research study - TorbenSimulation as a tool to assess margin - PattersonüModelling resilience into the FRAM: insights from an ICU - WachsResilient Health Care methods: Using Cognitive Work Analysis and Functional Resonance Analysis Method to improve understanding of patient flow in an Emergency Department - AustinFrom “Failure to Rescue” to Resilient Performance - HorsleyThe context and influences of safety in NZ: An exploration of social networks, actions and behaviour -…

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9th Resilient Health Care Conference and Meeting Sweden 2020

We are delighted to announce the next meeting of the Resilient Health Care Network will be in JÖNKÖPING, SWEDEN from 16th-18th JUNE 2020. Visit our website.  The 9th annual conference will be hosted by The Jönköping Academy of Health and Welfare. The Academy is a collaboration platform for Jönköping University, the Region Jönköping County and the thirteen municipalities in the Jönköping county. This presentation will provide further information about the conference and the region. Abstract deadline extended Abstracts due: 5pm 9 March Swedish time (3am 10 March Sydney time).  Submit Abstracts via the conference website. 

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Resilient Health Care Management

Be at the forefront of managing change.The School of Health and Welfare in Sweden in collaboration with the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and supported by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia, offers a unique International Diploma Course in Resilient Health Care Management (RHCM). Successful completion of the course will earn 30 credits.The course will begin September 2020.Visit the website to find out more.

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8th Resilient Health Care Conference and Meeting Japan 2019

UPDATE: Conference presentations are available here.We are pleased to announce details for the 8th annual Resilient Health Care Conference and Resilient Health Care Meeting in Japan at the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Awaji Island, Hyogo.Important dates:1 April   – Abstract submission opens6 May    – Abstract submission deadline24 May  – Registration and accommodation open30 June  – Registration and accommodation deadlineNotes・The acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be announced to the primary author via e-mail around the last week of May.・Once you receive the acceptance, please register for the Conference/the Meeting and make the hotel reservation (The Westin Awaji Island) on the website open on May 24th.・The presenters of the RHCN Meeting will be given priority in registration and accommodation through…

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Japan 2019

The dates of the 8th RHCN Meeting in Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan 2019 are August 26th (Mon) to 28th (Wed). The 25th would be a small group workshop or a larger symposium like the one in Sydney. More information about the meeting will follow on this page.

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Denmark 2018

7th Resilient Health Care Meeting 2018 Presentations from the 2018 meeting in Denmark can be found here Centre for Quality is pleased to host the 7th Resilient Health Care Net Meeting. You are hereby invited to Hindsgavl Castle in Denmark 13th to 15th of August 2018. It will also be possible to attend a workshop on Sunday 12th. Information regarding accomodation Program RHCN (Aug. 8) Program RHCN workshop (Aug. 8) Local information about Middelfart (Aug. 8) The meeting The 2018 RHCN Meeting begins on Monday 13th of August at 9AM and closes with a banquet on the evening Wednesday 15th. Inspired by previous meetings, it will also be possible to attend a workshop on Sunday 12th. Format The format of…

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Canada 2017

The 6th Resilient Health Care Meeting was held in beautiful surroundings at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada from 14-16 August, 2017.The purpose of the Resilient Health Care Initiative (RHCN) was to facilitate the interaction and collaboration among people who are interested in applying Resilience Engineering to health care – practitioners and researchers alike.Program (PDF)Presentations (PDF):Alders, Rafferty and Anderson. The Resilience Analysis Grid: development and applicationfor nursing teams.Axelsson and Axel. Managing improvement of the potential for resilience - is it possible?Berg and Aase. Enacting resilience work practices as mirrored by suicidal in-patients in psychiatric care.Bergeron and Wiig. Resilience in a stakeholder perspective: the role of next-of-kin ineveryday cancer care.Braithwaite. RHCN at 6Braithwaite et al. Cases of resilient healthcare: a…

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Denmark 2016

RHCN Meeting August 15-17 As usual, the format of the meeting was long discussions punctuated by short presentations - continuing the practice from the previous meetings and hopefully establishing a pattern to be continued. Sunday August 14 The purpose of the workshop was to coordinate and support the development and application of the Resilience Assessment Grid (RAG) in healthcare. The following short presentations were made: Hollnagel: Overview of the RAG Alders: A reflective process for analysing organisational resilience to improve the quality of care Selga: Preliminary plan for RAG activities Skåne University Hospital Hunte: Engineering resilience in an urban emergency department, Part 2 Clay-Williams: Ros: Resilience engineering in practice. To evaluate and improve the potential for resilience at a pediatric…

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Australia 2015

The fourth meeting of the RHCN took place on August 11-13 in Sydney, Australia. The meeting place was the Novotel Sydney Manly Beach Hotel. Open RHC Conference, August 10, 2015 On the day before the RHCN meeting, an open conference was organised to introduce Resilient Health Care to interested practitioners and academics. The conference was well attended with a good mixture of overview presentations and discussions - including a prize for the best question. Presentations: Professor Erik Hollnagel, Denmark: In the beginning… Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australia: In the beginning… Professor Bob Wears, U.S.A. & Dr Janet Anderson, U.K.: Concepts and underpinnings Dr Janet Anderson, U.K.: Concepts and underpinnings Professor Andrew Johnson, Australia: A case study to sink our teeth in…

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