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Book review: Rethinking Patient Safety

A refreshing insight into the theory and practical application of patient safety practice.

Rethinking Patient Safety

Suzette Woodward | CRC Press | £55.00 | 186pp | ISBN: 9781498778541 

Rethinking Patient Safety

Written by an experienced and respected national expert, this book offers a refreshing insight into the theory and practical application of patient safety practice.

It provides a critical reflection and a useful insight into how readers can narrow the gap between the evidence base for patient safety and its implementation into practice.

Each chapter covers aspects of patient safety practice, aided by the author’s often-informal writing style, which helps make the book enjoyable to read.

The book also encourages the reader to reflect on many established practices and provides useful insights on practical actions that can be implemented to improve patient safety in healthcare.

While the book would be a useful read for patient safety professionals, it is also highly suitable for any nurse who has either a specific professional interest or responsibility for patient safety. 

Overall this is a readable book and would be a valued addition to any healthcare professional’s bookshelf. The only disappointing aspect is that it is expensive. 


Reviewed by Jason Lugg, matron at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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