Learning of patient safety in health professions education

Shimaa ElAraby (Lead / Corresponding author), Rabab Abdel Ra'oof, Rania Alkhadragy

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The awareness of patient safety became one of the emerging topics over the last two decades. However, in medical curricula, the knowledge of its principles is still facing challenges concerning its proper timing and the suitable methods of instruction. Many studies have shown several trials dealing with the introduction, implementation, and evaluation of patient safety courses in health professions institutions. Moreover, the training of healthcare professionals focuses on the clinical and curative competencies rather than preventive skills. Therefore, the knowledge about patient safety is a necessity for all graduates in health professions careers. Thus the World Health Organization (WHO) have developed a curriculum guide for patient safety to help health professions institutions integrating patient safety principles in their curricula. This chapter will focus on the educational aspects of patient safety topics in health professions education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVignettes in patient safety
Editors Stanislaw P. Stawicki, Michael S. Firstenberg
PublisherIn Tech - Open Access Publisher
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83881-636-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-78923-662-0
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2018


  • patient safety
  • curriculum
  • healthcare professionals
  • instructional methods
  • training


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