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Turning Silk Purses into Sows’ Ears

Human Factors in Medicine
  • Robert L. Helmreich
  • Hans-Gerhard Schäfer

Abstract

This paper describes lessons learned from research into team behavior and the interpersonal roots of accidents and incidents in aviation. This research has led to the development of training programs, known as Crew Resource Management, that are mandated for flight crews worldwide. Approaches to developing similar programs for medical personnel working in operating and emergency rooms are described.

Keywords

Human Factor Flight Crew Crew Resource Management Team Behavior Integrate Human Factor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Helmreich
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hans-Gerhard Schäfer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Texas at AustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity of Basel/KantonsspitalSwitzerland

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