Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety

Safe health workers, Safe patients

According to WHO: "The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled the huge challenges and risks health workers are facing globally including health care associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness and even death. Furthermore, working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm." 

At the occasion of the World Patient Safety Day 2020 we "Speak up for health worker safety":

Healthcare worker resilience: how to deal with crisis

PD Dr.med. Sven Staender 

President of the EuPSF

Second victim effect and the importance of resilience of healthcare workers during and beyond Covid-19: Interview

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Strametz

Professor of Medicine for Economists 

General Secretary of German Coalition for Patient Safety (Germany)

Prof. Dr. Peter Dieckmann

Professor for Healthcare Education

and Patient Safety, Senior Researcher

(Denmark, Norway)

Domus Medica Europea, 24 rue de l’industrie, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

©2019 by European Patient Safety Foundation