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Partial Solutions for Patient Safety

  • Thomas Wetter
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

The theme of Chap.  8 of how to identify and safeguard patient safety against client inherent risks is complemented here with selected concrete methods and resources. We walk through the four dimensions – medical, personality, cognition, identity/authentication – and analyze methods and resources in use or apparently appropriate for use. Some promising approaches in pulmology, genetics, mental conditions, weak personality, cognition-adapted information, etc. exist next to others where either assessment of risk level or management of an existent risk is not handled responsibly, e.g. follow-up upon spurious gene scans or limitations in probing for adverse attitudes. Finally data privacy and confidentiality principles and how the client is involved for their protection are briefly addressed.

Keywords

Patient safety Medical history Genetic risk Health literacy Personality inventories Health attitudes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Wetter
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Medical Biometry and InformaticsUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical EducationUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

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