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Advances in Developing Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
American Journal of Pastoral Counseling     Hybrid Journal  
BMC Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Career Development International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Career Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Education + Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Entrepreneurship Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Field Actions Science Reports     Open Access  
Formation emploi     Open Access  
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Human Resource Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Career Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Human Capital     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities : A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Vocational Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Neurocritical Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Palliative & Supportive Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Performance Improvement Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Professions and Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Recherches & éducations     Open Access  
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Trabajo : Revista de la Asociación Estatal de Centros Universitarios de Relaciones Laborales y Ciencias del Trabajo     Open Access  
Vocations and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Work and Occupations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Work, Employment & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
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International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.348
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Number of Followers: 41  
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ISSN (Print) 1353-4505 - ISSN (Online) 1464-3677
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  • HFE at the frontiers of COVID-19. Human factors/ergonomics to support the
           communication for safer care in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Authors: Albolino S; Dagliana G, Tanzini M, et al.
      Pages: 11 - 12
      Abstract: Italy was the first country after China to be affected by COVID-19. The wave of the emergency found our country unprepared to cope with the surge of patients going to first aid departments to seek assistance in the almost complete paralysis of community health. Human factors and ergonomics (HFE) can effectively contribute to, and improve the effectiveness of, a pandemic response working on several key areas: training, adapting workflows and processes, restructuring teams and tasks, effective mechanisms and tools for communication, engaging patients and families and learning from failures and successes. In Italy, HFE expertise has been able to provide our healthcare systems with some easy-to-realize solutions (particularly dedicated to improving communication, team work and situational awareness) in order to cope with the need for rapid adaptations to new and unknown scenarios: ensuring information and communication continuity in the different levels of the healthcare system; identifying hazard opportunity through risk management tool; providing training through simulation; organizing regular briefing and debriefing; enhancing the reporting and learning system as an informal way of communicating adverse events and supporting information campaign and education initiatives for the public.
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa110
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2021)
  • Is the ‘never event’ concept a useful safety management strategy in
           complex primary healthcare systems'
    • Authors: Bowie P; Baylis D, Price J, et al.
      Pages: 25 - 30
      Abstract: Why is the area important'A sub-group of rare but serious patient safety incidents, known as ‘never events,’ is judged to be ‘avoidable.’ There is growing interest in this concept in international care settings, including UK primary care. However, issues have been raised regarding the well-intentioned coupling of ‘preventable harm’ with zero tolerance ‘never events,’ especially around the lack of evidence for such harm ever being totally preventable.What is already known and gaps in knowledge'We consider whether the ideal of reducing preventable harm to ‘never’ is better for patient safety than, for example, the goal of managing risk materializing into harm to ‘as low as reasonably practicable,’ which is well-established in other complex socio-technical systems and is demonstrably achievable.We reflect on the ‘never event’ concept in the primary care context specifically, although the issues and the polarized opinion highlighted are widely applicable. Recent developments to validate primary care ‘never event’ lists are summarized and alternative safety management strategies considered, e.g. Safety-I and Safety-II.Future areas for advancing research and practiceDespite their rarity, if there is to be a policy focus on ‘never events,’ then specialist training for key workforce members is necessary to enable examination of the complex system interactions and design issues, which contribute to such events. The ‘never event’ term is well intentioned but largely aspirational—however, it is important to question prevailing assumptions about how patient safety can be understood and improved by offering alternative ways of thinking about related complexities.
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa101
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2021)
  • Human factors and ergonomics systems approach to the COVID-19 healthcare
    • Authors: Carayon P; Perry S.
      Pages: 1 - 3
      Abstract: A human factors and ergonomics (HFE) systems approach offers a model for adjusting work systems and care processes in response to a healthcare crisis such as COVID-19. Using the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) model of work system and patient safety, we describe various work system barriers and facilitators experienced by healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. We propose a set of five principles based on this HFE systems approach related to novel pandemic: (i) deferring to local expertise, (ii) facilitating adaptive behaviors, (iii) enhancing interactions between system elements and levels along the patient journey, (iv) re-purposing existing processes and (v) encouraging dynamic continuous learning.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa109
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Human factors/ergonomics to support the design and testing of rapidly
           manufactured ventilators in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Authors: Hignett S; Edmonds J, Herlihey T, et al.
      Pages: 4 - 10
      Abstract: BackgroundThis paper describes a rapid response project from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF) to support the design, development, usability testing and operation of new ventilators as part of the UK response during the COVID-19 pandemic.MethodA five-step approach was taken to (1) assess the COVID-19 situation and decide to formulate a response; (2) mobilise and coordinate Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) specialists; (3) ideate, with HFE specialists collaborating to identify, analyse the issues and opportunities, and develop strategies, plans and processes; (4) generate outputs and solutions; and (5) respond to the COVID-19 situation via targeted support and guidance.ResultsThe response for the rapidly manufactured ventilator systems (RMVS) has been used to influence both strategy and practice to address concerns about changing safety standards and the detailed design procedure with RMVS manufacturers.ConclusionThe documents are part of a wider collection of HFE advice which is available on the CIEHF COVID-19 website (
      PubDate: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa089
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Frontiers in human factors: embedding specialists in multi-disciplinary
           efforts to improve healthcare
    • Authors: Catchpole K; Bowie P, Fouquet S, et al.
      Pages: 13 - 18
      Abstract: Despite the application of a huge range of human factors (HF) principles in a growing range of care contexts, there is much more that could be done to realize this expertise for patient benefit, staff well-being and organizational performance. Healthcare has struggled to embrace system safety approaches, misapplied or misinterpreted others, and has stuck to a range of outdated and potentially counter-productive myths even has safety science has developed. One consequence of these persistent misunderstandings is that few opportunities exist in clinical settings for qualified HF professionals. Instead, HF has been applied by clinicians and others, to highly variable degrees—sometimes great success, but frequently in limited and sometimes counter-productive ways. Meanwhile, HF professionals have struggled to make a meaningful impact on frontline care and have had little career structure or support. However, in the last few years, embedded clinical HF practitioners have begun to have considerable success that are now being supported and amplified by professional networks. The recent coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) experiences confirm this. Closer collaboration between healthcare and HF professionals will result in significant and ultimately beneficial changes to both professions and clinical care.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa108
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Reengineer healthcare: a human factors and ergonomics framework to improve
           the socio-technical system
    • Authors: Santos R.
      Pages: 19 - 24
      Abstract: ObjectiveHuman Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) discipline is critical to improve the healthcare system. The technical development of medicine in general is not accompanied by the organizational system that supports the delivery of high-quality, safe care. The potential for improvement in care delivery is overwhelming. This paper describes an HFE framework that consists of four main domains of action within the organization: (1) Process; (2) Product; (3) Training and (4) Research. It aims to demonstrate to healthcare stakeholders, especially boards, management and professionals, as well as to the community of human factors, how HFE can be structured to respond to the challenges of improving the socio-technical health system.DesignNone.SettingIntra-hospital environment of a private healthcare group.ParticipantsNone.Intervention(s)None.Main outcome measure(s)None.ResultsHFE framework.ConclusionTogether with other disciplines, HFE can and must play a determinant role in the reengineering of a human-centered healthcare. HFE must be embedded in healthcare organizations and must demonstrate its value in a more comprehensive way, so that stakeholders become aware of the benefits and feel the need to ask for help. Examples of systemic, practical and comprehensive applications are needed. This framework is a contribution in this direction.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa087
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Human factors engineering for medical devices: European regulation and
           current issues
    • Authors: Pelayo S; Marcilly R, Bellandi T.
      Pages: 31 - 36
      Abstract: A large proportion of the patient injuries or deaths attributable to medical device (MD) misuse can be eliminated and/or mitigated by adopting an effective human factors and ergonomics (HFE) approach. The implementation of a usability engineering process is now mandatory for MD manufacturers seeking to obtain the European Union’s CE Mark. Here, we describe the European Union’s HFE regulation and highlight the challenges faced by (i) manufacturers implementing this regulation and (ii) regulatory bodies charged with assessing the compliance of usability files. In Europe, 95% of MD manufacturers are small- and medium-sized enterprises; compliance with the CE Mark regulations is a real challenge to their competitiveness. Levels of knowledge about HFE vary greatly from one regulatory organization to another, which can sometimes lead to very different expectations. We also present the specific use-related risk management approach required by the HFE regulation. Lastly, we focus on the limitations of the HFE regulation for MDs and on future HFE challenges in further reducing and/or eliminating MD use errors. The main challenge is the need to go beyond technology design and the premarket assessment and to look at the postproduction stage; the coupling between an MD and a sociotechnical system can lead to consequences that were not predicted during the design process. This implies the need to consider the emerging properties of technologies in use by involving all the stakeholders.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa103
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Innovating health care: key characteristics of human-centered design
    • Authors: Melles M; Albayrak A, Goossens R.
      Pages: 37 - 44
      Abstract: Human-centered design is about understanding human needs and how design can respond to these needs. With its systemic humane approach and creativity, human-centered design can play an essential role in dealing with today’s care challenges. ‘Design’ refers to both the process of designing and the outcome of that process, which includes physical products, services, procedures, strategies and policies. In this article, we address the three key characteristics of human-centered design, focusing on its implementation in health care: (1) developing an understanding of people and their needs; (2) engaging stakeholders from early on and throughout the design process; (3) adopting a systems approach by systematically addressing interactions between the micro-, meso- and macro-levels of sociotechnical care systems, and the transition from individual interests to collective interests.
      PubDate: Sat, 17 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa127
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Frontiers in human factors: integrating human factors and ergonomics to
           improve safety and quality in Latin American healthcare systems
    • Authors: Aceves-González C; Rodríguez Y, Escobar-Galindo C, et al.
      Pages: 45 - 50
      Abstract: BackgroundThe importance of human factors/ergonomics (HFE) is well established in all high-reliability systems but only applied in the healthcare sector relatively recently. Across many sectors, low-/middle-income countries (LMICs) lag behind more economically developed countries in their application of this safety science, due to resource and, in some cases, awareness and expertise. Most previous applications of HFE related to occupational ergonomics rather than healthcare safety.MethodsThe paper details how the reputation of HFE is being developed within healthcare communities of Latin America (LatAm), through increasing awareness and understanding of its role as safety science in the healthcare sector. It starts by articulating the need for HFE and then provides examples from Mexico, Colombia and Peru.ResultsThe practical examples for research and education illustrate a developing awareness of the relevance of HFE to the healthcare sectors in LatAm and an appreciation of its worth to improve health service quality and patient safety through healthcare community engagement. A new LatAm Network of HFE in Healthcare Systems (RELAESA) was formed in 2019, which has provided a platform for HFE advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.ConclusionThere is a real opportunity in LatAm and other LMIC health services to make more rapid and sustainable progress in healthcare-embedded HFE than has been experienced within healthcare services of more developed nations.
      PubDate: Sat, 28 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa135
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Will the COVID-19 pandemic transform infection prevention and control in
           surgery' Seeking leverage points for organizational learning
    • Authors: Toccafondi G; Di Marzo F, Sartelli M, et al.
      Pages: 51 - 55
      Abstract: BackgroundIn response to the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, healthcare systems worldwide have stepped up their infection prevention and control efforts in order to reduce the spread of the infection. Behaviours, such as hand hygiene, screening and cohorting of patients, and the appropriate use of antibiotics have long been recommended in surgery, but their implementation has often been patchy.MethodsThe current crisis presents an opportunity to learn about how to improve infection prevention and control and surveillance (IPCS) behaviours. The improvements made were mainly informal, quick and stemming from the frontline rather than originating from formal organizational structures. The adaptations made and the expertise acquired have the potential for triggering deeper learning and to create enduring improvements in the routine identification and management of infections relating to surgery.ResultsThis paper aims to illustrate how adopting a human factors and ergonomics perspective can provide insights into how clinical work systems have been adapted and reconfigured in order to keep patients and staff safe.ConclusionFor achieving sustainable change inIPCS practices in surgery during COVID-19 and beyond we need to enhance organizational learning potentials.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa137
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Human factors: the pharmaceutical supply chain as a complex sociotechnical
    • Authors: Edwards B; Gloor C, Toussaint F, et al.
      Pages: 56 - 59
      Abstract: BackgroundThe COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting weaknesses in the global supply chain. Regional assessments by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), and independent consultants, have demonstrated various contributory causal factors requiring changes in policy, relationships, and incentives within the dynamic and developing networks. Human factors and ergonomics (HFE) is an approach that encourages sociotechnical systems thinking to optimize the performance of systems that involve human activity. The global supply chain can be considered such a system. However, it has neither been systematically examined from this perspective.MethodsIn 2015, the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors established the Pharmaceutical Sector Group. This unique group is open to all who work in the pharmaceutical sector at any level and in any discipline who share the vision of a pharmaceutical system that places an understanding of HFE at the heart of improving the use of healthcare products throughout their life cycles including their supply chains.ResultsFor this complex system to work efficiently, it is paramount that we have effective coordination and integration between the different elements in the supply chain. HFE can give valuable insights and solutions for developing these complex social–technical systems effectively.ConclusionBy partnering with international groups such as Biophorum and Bio Supply Chain Management Alliance, we wish to stimulate discussion about how sociotechnical thinking about HFE may help develop better monitoring and investigative techniques to strengthen global supply chains.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa102
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
  • Human factors/ergonomics work system analysis of patient work: state of
           the science and future directions
    • Authors: Werner N; Ponnala S, Doutcheva N, et al.
      Pages: 60 - 71
      Abstract: PurposeTo demonstrate the use and value of the Human Factors/Ergonomics-based Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) family of work system models for studying and improving patient work.Data SourcesWe conducted a review of the published empirical literature applying the SEIPS family of work system models for patient work.Study SelectionIncluded studies had to apply one of the SEIPS family of work system models to study patient work; be published in a peer-reviewed journal in English and include analysis of data. We identified 16 articles that met our inclusion criteria.Data ExtractionFor each study, we extracted settings and situations in which models were applied; research design; study methods; model(s) used; type and number of study participants; study objective(s); whether the study included an intervention; specific aspects of the model used; knowledge generated about patient work and benefits of using the models.Results of Data SynthesisOur analysis revealed that a majority of studies were conducted in the United States, used qualitative or mixed methods and employed a variety of data collection techniques to study adult patient populations with chronic illness and their informal caregivers and healthcare providers performing patient work in the home and clinical setting. The studies resulted in a variety of useful products, demonstrating several benefits of using the models.ConclusionOur review has demonstrated the value of using the SEIPS family of work systems models to study and improve patient and family contributions to health-related work.
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa099
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. Supplement_1 (2020)
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