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  • The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error'by Professor Sidney Dekker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    This latest edition of The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error' will help you understand how to move beyond 'human error'; how to understand accidents; how to do better investigations; how to understand and improve your safety work. You will be invited to think creatively and differently about the safety issues you and your organization... more...

  • Patient Safetyby Sidney Dekker

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 40.95

    Medical Competence and Patient Safety Competence as Individual Virtue or Systems Issue? Why the Difference in Competence Assumptions? Good Doctoring and the Pursuit of Perfection Standardization and the Fear of Scientific-Bureaucratic Medicine The Expectation of Perfection versus the Inevitability of Mistake Key Points References The Problem of... more...

  • The Field Guide to Understanding Human Errorby Sidney Dekker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 34.95

    The old "Bad Apple Theory" of human error promotes the idea that a system is basically safe, with the exception of a few unreliable people. Breaking new ground beyond its successful predecessor, The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error guides you through the traps and misconceptions of the old view. Sidney Dekker presents the view that... more...

  • Second Victimby Sidney Dekker

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 36.95

    "With Dekker?s books there is always a thought-provoking central theme. ? Part of the effectiveness of this book is in its inclusion of the reader ? I felt as if I was being guided through my own thoughts, rather than someone else?s words. ? I cannot recommend this book enough, especially if you work in systems design or organisational culture.... more...

  • Ten Questions About Human Errorby Sidney Dekker

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 96.95

    Contents: Preface. Series Foreword. Was It Mechanical Failure or Human Error? Why Do Safe Systems Fail? Why Are Doctors More Dangerous Than Gun Owners? Don't Errors Exist? If You Lose Situation Awareness, What Replaces It? Why Do Operators Become Complacent? Why Don't They Follow the Procedures? Can We Automate Human Error Out of the System? Will... more...

  • Safety Differentlyby Sidney Dekker

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    "Sidney Dekker has established himself as the foremost thought leader on accident causation and human error. He points out that we continue to follow linear thinking about accidents and look at the person and the choices they make as the problem. Thus, we develop ineffective interventions intended to "fix" workers through motivation, training, and... more...

  • Drift into Failureby Professor Sidney Dekker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 29.95

    This book explores complexity theory and systems thinking to better understand how complex systems drift into failure. It studies sensitive dependence on initial conditions, unruly technology, tipping points, diversity - and finds that failure emerges opp more...

  • Just Cultureby Professor Sidney Dekker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 29.95

    A just culture protects people's honest mistakes from being seen as culpable. But what is an honest mistake, or rather, when is a mistake no longer honest? It is too simple to assert that there should be consequences for those who 'cross the line'. Lines don't just exist out there, ready to be crossed or obeyed. We - people - construct... more...

  • Behind Human Errorby Dr Leila Johannesen; Dr Nadine Sarter; Dr Richard Cook; Professor Sidney Dekker; Professor David D Woods

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 39.95

    Human error is cited over and over as a cause of incidents and accidents. The result is a widespread perception of a "human error problem", and solutions are thought to lie in changing the people or their role in the system. For example, we should reduce the human role with more automation, or regiment human behavior by stricter monitoring,... more...

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