In both examples, the student implements strategies to advocate for quality patient care, optimal patient care systems, and safety culture within the context of a patient encounter while maintaining psychological safety in the setting of academic hierarchy.
These IHI modules are optional – IHI online open school. Supplementary activity to provide greater detail and context for the material covered in class. Recommended for students pursing a certificate in quality and safety.
This module provides additional detail regarding organization culture, safety culture, high reliability organizations, and reporting systems.
PS 102 Lessons 1- 3
This module provides additional discussion of the Swiss Cheese Model, active and latent failures, unsafe acts, and harm.
PS 103 Lesson 1
This module describes human factors contributing to error and distinguishes between internal and external human factors.
These modules are intended for students working to complete the certificate program.
In this session, we will consider how the environment influences the health of individuals and populations, and how the local geography of the place we live and the places we and others travel to can impact our well-being. The relationship between geography and health was recognized as far back as the time of Hippocrates, who stated that “airs, waters, and places” all had a significant impact on human health. In Week 1, we learned about the cholera outbreak in London in 1854, and how John Snow’s study of the homes of people who had died and where they got their water led to a ground-breaking understanding of how public health interventions can interrupt an epidemic.
Environmental health concerns often are areas where public health and policy are important tools, and progress in protecting health requires the concerted efforts of a large number of concerned stakeholders.
To gain an understanding of how the environment impacts health, please complete the following before class:
In this session, we will consider how the relationship between gender and health by examining the historical and present-day influences of sexism and cissexism on disparities in health status and care. Gender, like race, is considered a “master status” in US society: one of the first things we notice about someone is their gender and gender is central to our perceptions of self and our attribution of characteristics and qualities to others. Medicine is not immune to these social influences and in many ways, has perpetuated inequities based on gender. To gain an understanding of the relationship between gender and health, please complete the following before class. It is recommended that you read/watch and take notes as you complete the following three activities.
Goal: Introduce students to biases experienced by women in clinical settings and allude to the idea of intersectionality (racism and sexism; “misogynoir”)
As you read the article, CONSIDER…
Intersectionality is defined by sociologist and legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw as, “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.” Recalling your sessions on race, how is intersectionality at play in this essay?
In this session, we will continue learning about the social determinants of health with a focus on social class and neighborhood effects. Students were introduced to social class/classism as a fundamental cause of health inequity in Week 1. This week, we expand on the SES-health relationship by describing what it is about social class that effects health both in relative and absolute terms. We also cover key aspects of environments and theories of how environmental conditions affect health. We close by offering anecdotes from faculty and community members on risk factors, protective factors, resilience, and prevention.