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Advancing Patient Safety Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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30 April 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Prof. Mingzhao Xiao, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
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Prof. Yan Shi, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University, China
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Prof. Qinghua Zhao, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
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Advancing Patient Safety Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Patient safety, a fundamental principle in healthcare, is the prevention of errors and adverse events that may cause harm to patients during the provision of healthcare services. As the complexity of healthcare systems increases, the need for effective patient safety education for healthcare professionals becomes paramount. This article collection aims to explore the various dimensions of patient safety education, encompassing the latest research, practices, and strategies in medical, nursing, and allied health professions. By fostering a multidisciplinary approach, this collection seeks to bridge the knowledge gap and improve patient safety outcomes in diverse healthcare settings.

The significance of patient safety education cannot be overstated, as it directly impacts the quality of care and outcomes for patients. Inadequate training and awareness of patient safety issues contribute to preventable medical errors, which are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In addition, the World Health Organization recognizes patient safety as a global priority and promotes the development of educational programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals. By prioritizing patient safety education, healthcare professionals can develop the necessary competencies to identify, address, and mitigate potential hazards. This, in turn, cultivates a culture of safety, promoting improved patient experiences and outcomes.

This article collection welcomes submissions from various disciplines and perspectives, including medical, nursing, and allied health professions. The collection will encompass a range of topics, such as curriculum development, simulation-based training, interprofessional education, competency assessment, and innovative teaching methods. We encourage submissions that address the unique challenges and opportunities in patient safety education, as well as those that examine the impact of cultural, social, and technological factors on the teaching and learning process. The collection will consider a variety of article types, including original research, reviews, rapid communications and short communications, to provide a comprehensive and multifaceted understanding of the current landscape and future directions in patient safety education.

Areas of particular focus to consider include:

  • Novel educational strategies, innovative teaching and learning methods
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork in patient safety education
  • Curriculum development and assessment
  • Simulation-based training
  • Digital tools, e-learning platforms, and telehealth on patient safety education and training
  • Strategies for incorporating patient and family perspectives into patient safety education
  • Cultural competence and diversity
  • Ethics and legal aspects, transparency and confidentiality and the implications
  • Various factors in the practice and effectiveness
  • Undergraduate education, postgraduate training, continuing professional development

Key words

  • Patient safety
  • Medical education
  • Nursing education
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Training

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope <link> and author submission instructions <link> prior to submitting a manuscript.


Guest Advisors

Prof. Mingzhao Xiao is a prominent medical expert and the Vice Dean of the First Hospital of Chongqing Medical University in China. With a focus on patient safety and quality of care, he has been a leading force in developing and implementing hospital protocols, best practices, and training programs. His innovative research has been published in numerous esteemed medical journals, contributing significantly to the body of knowledge on patient safety. As an educator and mentor, Professor Xiao has inspired countless medical students and professionals, playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare.

Prof. Yan Shi is the Dean of the School of Nursing of Tongji University and the Director of the Shanghai Nursing Quality Control Center, the Distinguished Professor at Australian Catholic University. Her research focuses on nursing education, quality management, and patient safety, with innovative findings published in renowned journals, contributing significantly to the field. She also cultivates students for research excellence. She has overseen numerous national and Shanghai-level scientific research projects, authored over 10 textbooks and monographs, and received more than 20 awards for scientific and technological achievements.

Prof. Qinghua Zhao is currently the Director of the Nursing Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, the Deputy Dean of the Chongqing Medical University School of Nursing, the Winner of the 45th Annual Florence Nightingale Medal, etc. With a focus on improving hospital quality and the cultural atmosphere of patient safety, she has been a leading force in the education, research, and practice of geriatric nursing and patient safety. Her research results have been applied to elderly care in institutions, communities, and families, making a significant contribution to the clinical practice of patient safety.

Disclosure statement: Prof. Mingzhao Xiao, Prof. Yan Shi and Prof. Qinghua Zhao declare there is no conflict of interest.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.