The emergence of design practices in healthcare: Designing prevention in medical simulation

Angelos Balatsas-Lekkas, Peter Dieckmann

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This paper investigates the emergence of design practices between medical and non-medical professionals, and the role that such practices play in fundamental concepts of patient safety. It focuses on the early stages of planning as well as subsequent conducting of medical simulation sessions – where scenarios are designed for the improvement of patient safety. While medical professionals participate in medical simulation sessions for learning how to deal with safety-sensitive situations without putting real patients in danger, the design of scenarios requires the collaboration between medical and other professionals, such as engineers and psychologists, for developing together new understandings of patient safety.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event7th International Conference, WOSnet 2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Sept 20143 Oct 2014
Conference number: 7


Conference7th International Conference, WOSnet 2014
Abbreviated titleWOSnet 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Design and healthcare practices
  • interdisciplinary collaboration
  • patient safety
  • envision of situations


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