Uncertainty, Error and Risk in Human Clinical Judgment: Introductory Theoretical Frameworks in Paramedic Practice.

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Title Uncertainty, Error and Risk in Human Clinical Judgment: Introductory Theoretical Frameworks in Paramedic Practice.
Author Shaban, Ramon Zenel; Wyatt-Smith, Claire Maree; Cumming, Jacqueline Joy
Journal Name Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian College of Ambulance Professionals
Abstract Paramedic judgment and decision-making, not unlike much of ambulance practice, have not been the subject of systematic, sustained research. There exists a paucity of research or inquiry that examines the mechanics of human error in paramedic practice, ambulance or pre-hospital settings. Little is known of how paramedics make judgments and decisions, and how paramedics deal with risk and uncertainty they commonly face in their tasks and the environment in which they work in. The literature and theories on judgment and decision-making are as extensive as they are controversial and the scientific community is yet to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the risk and uncertainty in judgment and decision-making. The following paper provides an introduction to the concepts of error, risk, and uncertainty in the context of paramedic judgment and decision-making, discussion of two analytic frameworks that examine such error, risk, and uncertainty, and commentary on their application to the paramedic setting
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.jephc.com/
Alternative URI http://www.jephc.com/full_article.cfm?content_id=144
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author's 2004. This paper is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this journal please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author's.
Volume 2
Issue Number 1-2
Page from 1
Page to 12
ISSN 1447-4999
Date Accessioned 2005-03-07
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Centre for Applied Linguistics & Languages
Subject PRE2009-Primary Health Care
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/5062
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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