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Call for interest in AOM symposium or panel on Learning from Error at the Bedside and Beyond

  • 1.  Call for interest in AOM symposium or panel on Learning from Error at the Bedside and Beyond

    Posted 11-30-2018 22:09
    Call for interest in symposium or panel for AOM 2019: Learning from Error at the Bedside and Beyond

    Organizers: Victoria Kennel (University of Nebraska Medical Center) & Joseph Mroz (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

    Dear colleagues,

    We are assembling a symposium or panel on "Learning from Error at the Bedside and Beyond" for the AOM 2019 meeting in Boston, taking place August 9-13.

    Two decades have passed since the Institute of Medicine published their seminal report, To Err is Human, in 1999. However, preventable harm remains a significant risk to patients. As the healthcare industry shifts toward the 'learning health system,' there is a need to create tools and strategies to measure and reduce harm (Bates & Singh, 2018). There are many lessons to be learned from errors and failures that occur in an effort to prevent future occurrences (Dahlin, Chuang, & Roulet, in press; Frese & Keith, 2015). Doing so necessitates "creating, retaining, and transferring effective knowledge and practices to reduce the likelihood of similar events reoccurring in the future" (Chuang, Ginsburg, & Berta, 2007, p. 331-332). We plan to discuss antecedents, processes, and outcomes of learning from error in healthcare settings. Our intent is to add to the literature on learning from error in healthcare settings and to offer insights for practitioners in the healthcare arena.

    If you are interested in having your work considered for this symposium or wish to serve as a panelist, please send a brief abstract (300-500 words) of your work or a summary of your experience in the topic area to Victoria (victoria.kennel@unmc.edu) or to Joseph (jmroz@unomaha.edu) by December 15th, 2018.

    If you know others who might be interested in this topic, we would appreciate it if you could share this invitation with them. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!


    Victoria Kennel
    Division of Allied Health Research Development, University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Joseph Mroz
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

    • Bates, D. W., & Singh, H. (2018). Two decades since To Err is Human: An assessment of progress and emerging priorities in patient safety. Health Affairs, 37, 1736-1743. DOI:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.0738
    • Chuang, Y-T., Ginsburg, L., & Berta, W. B. (2007). Learning from preventable adverse events in health care organizations: Development of a multilevel model of learning and propositions. Health Care Management Review, 32, 330-340. DOI:10.1097/01.HMR.0000296790.39128.20
    • Dahlin, K. B., Chuang, Y., & Roulet, T. J. (2018). Opportunity, motivation and ability to learn from failures and errors: Review, synthesis, and the way forward. Academy of Management Annals, 12, 252-277. DOI:10.5465/annals.2016.0049
    • Frese, M., & Keith, N. (2015). Action errors, error management, and learning in organizations. Annual Review of Psychology, 66, 661-87. DOI:10.1146/annurev-psych-010814-015205