Regional Launch of WHO Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide in the Western Pacific Region
Place: Manila, Philippines
Date: 19 October 2011
Patient safety education has not kept pace with other advances in patient safety, nor with workforce requirements. The introduction of patient safety in health professional education is therefore necessary and timely. It will contribute to building a foundation of knowledge and skills that will better prepare students for clinical practice. It will help generate a future workforce of health-care professionals educated in patient safety and capable of meeting the demands of today's complex health-care environments. The creation of a patient safety curriculum with a multi-professional perspective, a systems approach and a global reach is, therefore, a significant step in the quest to improve the safety of health care around the world. The Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide is the first product that addresses this need on a global scale.
The aims of the WHO Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide are to:
- support patient safety education by creating and disseminating curriculum resources to facilitate the training of health-care students and prepare them for safe practice in the workplace;
- provide a curriculum guide that can be easily adapted to suit the educational needs in patient safety of health-care students and educators;
- empower health-care schools and universities to build capacity in teaching patient safety;
- ensure the Curriculum Guide is at all times culturally sensitive to the needs of all countries and applicable to different health education systems;
- raise awareness and engage commitment of the need for patient safety teaching and learning.
In response to this, the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, in collaboration with the Philippine Alliance for Patient Safety and Philippine College of Surgeons, will organize the Regional Launch of the WHO Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide on 19 October 2011 in Manila, Philippines.