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The Logic of Failure

The Logic of Failure Author Dietrich Dörner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047128072
Release 1996
Pages 222
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An incisive analysis of real-life situations that helps all those involved in any kind of strategic planning recognize and avoid logical yet devastating errors.



Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings

Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings Author Michael St.Pierre
ISBN-10 9783319414270
Release 2016-11-02
Pages 430
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This book is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. By elucidating the principles of human behavior and decision-making in critical situations and identifying frequent sources of human error, it will help healthcare professionals provide safer, more effective treatment when dealing with emergencies characterized by uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress. The third edition has emerged from an ongoing synergistic relationship between clinicians and behavioral scientists on both sides of the Atlantic to update and enhance each chapter -- blending the strengths of the two professions into a readily accessible text. Among other improvements, readers will find sharper articulation of concepts and significantly more information on the organizational impact on individual and team performance. Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings is the required reference for all who are learning about, teaching, or providing acute and emergency healthcare. It will be of high value for undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing program and offer a much-needed resource for those who use high-fidelity healthcare simulation to teach teamwork.



Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems

Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems Author Robert B. Northrop
ISBN-10 9781439839010
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 551
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The boundaries between simple and complicated, and complicated and complex system designations are fuzzy and debatable, even using quantitative measures of complexity. However, if you are a biomedical engineer, a biologist, physiologist, economist, politician, stock market speculator, or politician, you have encountered complex systems. Furthermore, your success depends on your ability to successfully interact with and manage a variety of complex systems. In order not to be blindsided by unexpected results, we need a systematic, comprehensive way of analyzing, modeling, and simulating complex systems to predict non-anticipated outcomes. In its engaging first chapters, the book introduces complex systems, Campbell's Law, and the Law of Unintended Consequences, and mathematics necessary for conversations in complex systems. Subsequent chapters illustrate concepts via commonly studied biological mechanisms. The final chapters focus on higher-level complexity problems, and introduce complexity in economic systems. Designed as a reference for biologists and biological engineers, Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems lends itself to use in a classroom course to introduce advanced students studying biomedical engineering, biophysics, or physiology to complex systems. Engaging and illustrative, this book aids scientists and decision makers in managing biological complexity and complex systems.



Fail Better

Fail Better Author Anjali Sastry
ISBN-10 9781422193457
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 336
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If you’re aiming to innovate, failure along the way is a given. But can you fail better? Whether you’re rolling out a new product from a city-view office or rolling up your sleeves to deliver a social service in the field, learning why and how to embrace failure can help you do better, faster. Smart leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents design their innovation projects with a key idea in mind: ensure that every failure is maximally useful. In Fail Better, Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn show how to create the conditions, culture, and habits to systematically, ruthlessly, and quickly figure out what works, in three steps: 1. Launch every innovation project with the right groundwork 2. Build and refine ideas and products through iterative action 3. Identify and embed the learning Fail Better teaches you how to design your efforts to test the boundaries of your thinking, explore crucial interdependencies, and find the factors that can shift results from just acceptable to groundbreaking—or even world-changing. Practical instructions intertwined with compelling real-world examples show you how to: • Make predictions and map system relationships ahead of time so you can better assess results • Establish how much failure you can afford • Prioritize project activities for disconfirmation and iteration • Learn from every action step by collecting and examining the right data • Support efficient, productive habits to link action and reflection • Distill, share, and embed the lessons from every success and failure You may be a Fortune 500 manager, scrappy start-up innovator, social impact visionary, or simply leading your own small project. If you aim to break through without breaking the bank—or ruining your reputation—this book is for you.



Error Reduction in Health Care

Error Reduction in Health Care Author Patrice L. Spath
ISBN-10 1118001567
Release 2011-02-25
Pages 416
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Error Reduction in Health Care Completely revised and updated, this second edition of Error Reduction in Health Care offers a step-by-step guide for implementing the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine to reduce the frequency of errors in health care services and to mitigate the impact of errors when they do occur. With contributions from noted leaders in health safety, Error Reduction in Health Care provides information on analyzing accidents and shows how systematic methods can be used to understand hazards before accidents occur. In the chapters, authors explore how to prioritize risks to accurately focus efforts in a systems redesign, including performance measures and human factors. This expanded edition covers contemporary material on innovative patient safety topics such as applying Lean principles to reduce mistakes, opportunity analysis, deductive adverse event investigation, improving safety through collaboration with patients and families, using technology for patient safety improvements, medication safety, and high reliability organizations. The Editor



Effective Communications for Project Management

Effective Communications for Project Management Author Ralph L. Kliem, PMP
ISBN-10 1420062484
Release 2007-11-28
Pages 240
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Effective communication on projects is a challenging, ongoing process for project managers and stakeholders at all levels within an organization. Project managers experience the greatest challenge due to the nature of their position. They set up and regulate communications that support a project overall. Effective Communications for Project Management examines elements of effective communications and describes the role that a Project Management Information System (PMIS) has in helping project managers become better communicators. Based on the author’s practical experience and insight as a project and program manager, the book describes the role of personaltiy and its effect on the communications process. It also details the seven elements of effective communications: Applying active and effective listening Preparing the communications and establishing an issues management process Drafting and publishing documentation Conducting meetings Giving effective presentations Developing and deploying a project website Building a project war room Containing examples and checklists that are adaptable to almost any project environment, this book is an invaluable resource that not only demonstrates how to attain effective communications, but also how communications can effect a project’s bottom line.



Risk and Reason

Risk and Reason Author Cass R. Sunstein
ISBN-10 0521016258
Release 2002
Pages 342
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Reveals the sources of such problems as airplane safety, global warming, and pollution, and examines what can be done by providing proposals for social reform and risk regulation.



Professional Morality and Guilty Bystanding

Professional Morality and Guilty Bystanding Author Barry L. Padgett
ISBN-10 9781443802819
Release 2008-12-18
Pages 160
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Work as center of life has such an important role in our lives; it bears a standard by which we measure our success. It is a major component of self-actualization and well-being. Professional life offers the hope of rewarding work, not just financially but work that is fulfilling. However, professions are also riddled with complexities and ethical conflicts that obstruct the goal of meaningful work. Our jobs are fraught with moral ambiguities and dilemmas; these become sources of frustration and alienation. What is needed is a transformation, a renewal of our professional lives and the institutional contexts in which we operate, to humanize the alienating aspects of work and professions. Thomas Merton (1915-1968), though a cloistered monk, wrote extensively on spiritual and social issues. He has been called "a spiritual master" for contemporary times. He possessed an uncanny sense of self-awareness and moral imagination. His life and writings have inspired countless persons on life’s spiritual journey. Yet, while people have looked to Merton for guidance on spiritual issues, the implications of his thought for several other areas of life are open to exploration. This book focuses on the significance of his reflections in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, which offer one the confidence to embark on a journey that seeks to transcend the complexities of professional life, and courage to transform the negative features of workplaces and organizations through reasoned moral action, moral imagination, and leadership.



Systems Theory for Pragmatic Schooling Toward Principles of Democratic Education

Systems Theory for Pragmatic Schooling  Toward Principles of Democratic Education Author C. Cunningham
ISBN-10 9781137449320
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 142
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Writing for educators and education leaders, Cunningham shows that combining a philosophy of pragmatism with thinking about education as systems can illuminate challenges in contemporary schooling and provide practical solutions for creating a democratic education.



Applying Quality Management in Healthcare

Applying Quality Management in Healthcare Author Diane L. Kelly
ISBN-10 1567932606
Release 2007-01
Pages 255
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Applying Quality Management in Healthcare has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Applying Quality Management in Healthcare also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Applying Quality Management in Healthcare book for free.



The theory and practice of bibliographic failure or Misinformation in the information society

The theory and practice of bibliographic failure  or  Misinformation in the information society Author David W. Bade
ISBN-10 IND:30000116426002
Release 2004
Pages 383
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Amplifying Your Effectiveness

Amplifying Your Effectiveness Author Gerald M. Weinberg
ISBN-10 0932633471
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 146
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Explore the People-Oriented Challenges That Software Engineers Must Master Gerald M. Weinberg, James Bach, Naomi Karten, and a group of successful software consultants present powerful ideas on how software engineers and managers can amplify their professional effectiveness--as individuals, as members of teams, and as members of organizations. The collected essays address diverse topics in personal empowerment, interpersonal interaction, mastering projects, and changing the organization. Contributors include James Bach, Marie Benesh, Rick Brenner, Esther Derby, Kevin Fjelsted, Don Gray, Naomi Karten, Bob King, Pat Medvick, Brian Pioreck, Ken Roberts, Sharon Marsh Roberts, Johanna Rothman, Steve Smith, Eileen Strider, Gerald M. Weinberg, and Becky Winant. The idea for this collection arose out of a brainstorming session for the inaugural Amplifying Your Effectiveness Conference (AYE), in 2000, for which the contributing authors served as hosts. Like the book, this annual conference is designed to help technical people become more effective individually, within a team, and within an organization. For details on the next AYE Conference, visit www.ayeconference.com. The variety of techniques and perspectives represented in the book will help you amplify your effectiveness--whether or not you attend the live event.



Naval War College Review

Naval War College Review Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89119088334
Release 2011
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Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Forestry Author Keith M. Reynolds
ISBN-10 WISC:89101055515
Release 2007-02-28
Pages 527
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In the context of forest sustainability, this book presents the issues related to both global climate change and conservation of biodiversity. It highlights four methodologies and shows how they contribute in overcoming the ecological challenges facing our world. The practical experience presented can be applied to the implementation of successful sustainable forestry policies.



Encyclopedia of Science Technology and Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science  Technology  and Ethics Author Carl Mitcham
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003043263
Release 2005
Pages 2378
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This encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the social, ethical, and political issues raised by science and technology.



Military Review

Military Review Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435083662049
Release 2013
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After Iraq

After Iraq Author Charles W. Kegley
ISBN-10 0195177029
Release 2007
Pages 162
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As the year 2001 unfolded, the United States stood at the apex of global power, possessing unrivalled military capabilities, a vibrant economy, and-most of all-great self-confidence in its sense of national security. However, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 shattered those illusions of invincibility, the world's sole superpower embarked on a revolutionary new national strategy based on preventive uses of military force. Although this aggressive approach was formulated to enhance U.S. security, it has actually created new perils for the next generation of Americans.