Human Factors

Human Factors Common Terms

‘Human Factors Common Terms’ is an interactive publication from the Clinical Human Factors group. It presents a series of common terms which focus on the fundamental human factors and ergonomics principles separated into Organisation and Individual focus areas with specific examples of some of the human factors and ergonomics tools and techniques that are used.

Two Contrasting Futures - What a safe system would look like in practice?

If you find the video below interesting check out the opportunity to support a second animation ‘Two Contrasting Futures’

Two Contrasting Views of the South Korea Ferry Accident - English from MAN PARK on Vimeo.


Useful Resources:

TitleDescription Type
Systems Thinking Lab Promoting systems thinking in healthcare incident investigations and system design Resources
Just a routine operation: human factors in patient safety In this powerful and engaging film Martin Bromiley, founder of the Clinical Human Factors Group, discusses his experience of losing his wife during a routine and apparently straightforward operation. Video
Human factors in health care – what’s new and what next? Martin Bromiley's blog, posted on 15 January 2015. Blog
The Human Factors Exchange A programme pioneered by Health Education East Midlands in response to recognising the growing significance of applying Human Factors in healthcare, and to improve the quality of care for patients. Programme
Clinical Human Factors Group This website defines the role of human factors and how it can have a significant impact on safety, quality and productivity in healthcare. Resources
The Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors A professional organisation in the UK for ergonomists and human factors practitioners which includes a special interest group focusing on healthcare. Case Studies
Human factors and ergonomics and quality improvement science: integrating approaches for safety in healthcare This publication addresses how quality improvement science (QIS) and human factors and ergonomics (HFE) can work together to produce safer solutions for healthcare. Paper
Tackling human and organisational factors: the human contribution Emma Nunez and Patrick Mitchell examine the role of human factors in tackling the human and organisational factors around patient safety. It includes the key roles of staff and how to develop organisational resilience. Paper

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