Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
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According to Sollecito & Johnson (2013), “Organizations do not suddenly start making mistakes. They tend to slide imperceptibly into a set of conditions that produce medical errors” (p. 327). After completing this week’s reading discuss this concept as it relates to quality patient outcomes. Answer the following questions:
a. In your opinion, do you believe that errors in the hospital setting are inevitable? Why or why not?
b. If the most frequent type of error is omitting a step in delivering care (Sollecito & Johnson, 2013, p. 312), would it be better to focus on the individual who omitted the step or the system in which they work? Explain your answer.
c. What role could being a “learning organization” play in reducing errors?
Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library, cited in APA format.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.