Visar inlägg från 2014

New publication: reflections on the fractal nature of resilience

Dear readers, there is a new publication to access from my publication page. It is a conceptual piece published the journal Ecology and Society; in a special issue focusing on resilience in health science research. In this paper Sidney Dekker an I reflect on the level at which the ability to be resilient has typically been located in different fields of research. This paper should be seen as a part of the result from the literature review that I have conducted within the postdoc project for which the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) funds me to critically reflect on the notion of societal resilience.

I hope that you will enjoy the paper. It is entitled Bridging the macro and the micro by considering the meso: reflections on the fractal nature of resilience and published as open access for anyone to download and read. If you would like to go straight to the pdf, please use this link.

Report from a keynote at the Norwegian Patient Safety Conference

Dear readers, this Monday I gave a keynote at the Norwegian Patient Safety Conference in Oslo. The slides are, as always, available at my presentations page. This keynote was also summarised by the Norwegian magazine Dagens Medisin (Daily Medicine), a summary which is found here. I think they really got the main points, which feels great. Always hard to know if a monologue is interpreted the way you intend to by the audience.

For those of you who are not into Norwegian, I actually tried to google translate the summary to English, and it does pretty well. Even though "bad" turned into "bathroom" :)

SSEESS reports from a seminar where I introduced my research project

Dear readers, I have spent much of this spring trying to formulate the first findings of my postdoctoral research project (funded by the Swedish Civil Contingencies, MSB). I have worked on formulating the findings in research publications (a couple now in review processes) and I have also gotten the possibility to present the research in a couple of seminars and workshops.

One seminar in which I have had the opportunity to present the project was one hosted by the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS). It was a highly interesting seminar in which the three postdoctoral scholars funded by the same MSB grant got the opportunity to introduce their project and the seminar then continued with further presentations and open discussions in more of a workshop setting.

SSEESS has now summarised the seminar in a news article on their webpage and you are welcome to check it out. As usual, you also find my presentation-slides, entitled Is it all a neoliberal plot? …

New publication: Incident reporting in healthcare

Dear readers, I have during the past year been involved, as a co-supervisor, in a highly interesting PhD project focusing on the effects of safety interventions in healthcare. The first study in the project: Mind the gap between recommendations and implementation, is now published in the journal BMJ Openan open access journal making the paper freely accessible for all of you.

The study focuses on incident analyses from the Swedish healthcare system, and more specifically on the recommendations made in the analyses. The PhD student Jonas Wrigstad, himself an anaesthesiologist by profession, has asked the delicate research question "what are the success factors leading to some recommendations actually getting implemented?". The findings are actually rather fascinating and can most easily be summarised as "close in time, close in space". Check out the full paper for the details!

Another lecture video (this time in Swedish)

Dear Swedish readers, I have another lecture video for you! Yesterday I gave a lecture on the topics of patient safety and team training in the concert hall of Växjö. The lecture is one and a half hours long and below I have embedded the video from the point that my part of the session starts (if it starts from the beginning - go to 29 minutes in).

Below you also find the slides.

I hope you will enjoy!