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Risk awareness

Suzette Woodward

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Risk awareness is the recognition of the potential for hazards, risks, and incidents that occur within the healthcare environment and result in patient harm. Being risk aware means that individuals ... More


Risk Management

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In government, risk management is the practice of harnessing culture, processes, and structures to address potential threats that may prevent an organization from achieving its objectives. Risk ... More


Articulating the Signs of Danger

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 1 examines how imperceptible hazards such as radiation are experienced by residents of the affected areas. The chapter argues that for people living with radiological contamination, “seeing” ... More


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