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  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Ashgate; illustrated edition edition (28 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754646009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754646006
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The text is lively and well illustrated with relevant figures and tables. Very interesting, informative and exploratory, it manages to balance the strictly technical and the non-technical with a welcome sense of humour and a refreshing degree of caring sensitivity to human rights and behaviour. Another Ashgate book which opens doors for new solutions to old and new safety problems.' ----- The RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal, May 2008

About the Author

Rhona Flin (BSc, PhD Psychology) is Professor of Applied Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is a Chartered Psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Paul O'Connor (BSc, MSc, PhD Psychology) is a U.S. Navy Aviation Experimental Psychologist at the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps School of Aviation Safety. Margaret Crichton (MA, MSc, PhD Psychology) is a Chartered Psychologist and founder of People Factor Consultants Ltd. She has published in both academic and industry journals.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dr. P. A. Tissington on 27 Feb. 2009
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Books which try to "bridge the gap between theory and practice" are rarely successful - but this is very much the exception. I have worked in this field for 15 years and was prepared to be highly critical but not at all - there is a huge resource of practical examples underpinned by solid theoretical grounding. Managers with an interest in safety can gain insight as can academics looking for ways to teach safety issues in a more vibrant, engaging way. Students can learn what safety and risk is all about. Superb!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simon Nixon on 4 April 2012
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This is a well written book that introduces the issues / idea of 'Human Factors' into errors across a number of areas including, surgical safety, the nuclear industry and aviation. It puts forward seven main catagories and divides these into a number of non-technical skills. For example, situation awareness is identified as a category and sub-divided into three elements which include, gathering information, interpreting information and anticipating future states. Each of these elements are then discussed in a chapter illustrating each with examples from various contexts. I was looking at this book from a surgical perspective and use it as a source for both post and pre-registration Operating Department Practitioner and nursing students. It raises interesting relevant points but where comparing avaition to health for example whilst dealing with 'human factors' it seems not to give enough creedance to being human from a caring perspective. It discusses the idea and advocates that health care practitioners should wear 'do not disturb' tabbards when carrying out complex and potentially dangerous tasks such as medicine rounds, comparing this to the pre-flight checks that go on in the aircraft cockpit. Fine but does not take into account the cockpit is isolated from the passengers but the medicine round is not isolated from the other patients and their requirements.

I think that it is a useful text and gives students quite a lot to think about in relation to their practice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Ashton on 15 Oct. 2012
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I consumed this book one Easter Holidays. From some humble beginnings with a Sim Man this ignited my interest in Human Factors and how it can be applied in the workplace. I work in an ED and this environment is just right for the application of human factors training. Now when we call our trauma team we all have labels with our roles and our names stuck to the front of our aprons so that we can communicate better. Over the past couple of years simulation and Human Factors training have started having a real impact in Emergency Medicine. The only thing I would say is that this area has move on very fast and there is enough simulation data now to provide some more examples from medicine itself, instead of aviation. However, if you are just starting out this is a great read, filled with tales of awful accidents and their simple, remediable origins.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andy Evans on 26 Feb. 2012
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Following the introduction, the book is structured around chapters on 7 'non-technical' (i.e. human factors related) skills. These are: situational awareness, decision making, communications, team working, leadership, managing stress and coping with fatigue. There are then 3 more general chapters on identifying, training and assessing non-technical skills. The examples used are mostly from aviation, offshore and surgery. There are extensive bibliographies after each chapter. While covering some complex subjects the writing style is very accessible.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Newton on 25 Oct. 2009
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This not only tells you where you will go wrong but gives you ideas on how to error proof so that you can prevent things going wrong.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tj on 14 Jun. 2013
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Everything i needed was included, fantastic value for money. has helped me with my work, I use the information for my training.
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