Patient Safety Curriculum Guide: Multi-professional Edition
The Patient Safety Curriculum Guide for Medical Schools is being updated to include input from the areas of dentistry, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and related health-care professions. The aim is to develop a multi-professional edition of the Curriculum Guide, which may be used to inform, support and assist the inclusion of patient safety in the curricula of all health professionals.
WHO published the Patient Safety Curriculum Guide for Medical Schools in 2009, following a review of the published evidence in the field, and through a process of broad international consultation. This Curriculum Guide is available to use and a study of its implementation in all six WHO regions will be completed in December 2010. It contains information for all levels of faculty staff and a comprehensive curriculum covering the essential patient safety principles and concepts. It is also a rich resource for senior decision-makers involved with medical curricula.
In early 2010, an Expert Working Group was called to deliver the multi-professional edition of the Curriculum Guide. The Expert Working Group comprises of experts from the six WHO regions who are academics, educators, clinicians and policy-makers, as well as from the professional associations of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Pharmaceutical Federation, (FIP), International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF), World Dental Federation (FDI), and the World Medical Association (WMA).
It is anticipated that the WHO Patient Curriculum Guide: Multi-professional Edition will be completed in early 2011 for dissemination worldwide.
External Expert Lead
Professor Bruce Barraclough: Clinical Lead/Chair, WHO Curriculum working party.
External Lead writer
Professor Merrilyn Walton: Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
WHO Programme Manager
Dr Agnès Leotsakos: Patient Safety Programme, World Health Organization.
WHO Curriculum Team
Dr Hao Zheng: Patient Safety Programme Consultant, World Health Organization.
Ms Caroline Nakandi: Patient Safety Programme, Administration, World Health Organization.
Ms Eirini Rousi: Patient Safety Programme Volunteer, World Health Organization.
Professor Armando Crisostomo: (West Pacific Region): Department of Surgery, UPCM-PGH, Manila, Philippine
Mr Mohammed-Ali Hamandi : (Eastern Mediterranean Region): Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
Ms Taimi Nauiseb : (African Region): Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Ms Roswhita Sitompul : (South East Asian Region): School of Nursing, Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH), Jakarta, Indonesia
Professor Jiří Vlček : (European Region): Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Charles University, Heyrovskeho, Czech Republic
Dr Enrique Acosta-Gio : (OSAP): School of Dentistry, National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City , D. F., Mexico
Dr Marja Airaksinen : (FIP): Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Dr Mary Barger : (ICM): Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Professor Jean Barry : (ICN): Nursing and Health Policy, International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland
Mr Satyanarayana Murthy Chittoory : (IPSF): Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Mrs Margaret Murphy : (Patient Champion): Patients for Patient Safety Programme, WHO PSP, Cork, Ireland
Dr Julia Rohe : (WMA): Agency for Quality in Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Professor Nermin Yamalik : (FDI): Department of Periodontology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey