The Patient Factor: A Handbook on Patient Ergonomics


Drs. Richard Holden and Rupa Valdez are co-editing a 2-volume handbook on patient ergonomics, aka, "the science of patient work." The books are planned for publication by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis) in 2020. International experts in human factors, health informatics, and related disciplines are contributing book chapters on topics including:

Theories of patient ergonomics

  • Cognitive ergonomics
  • Physical ergonomics
  • Macroergonomics

Domains of patient ergonomics

  • Consumer health IT
  • Patient-professional communication
  • Chronic care self-management
  • The patient/family in patient safety and quality

Patient ergonomics methods

  • Field methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Emerging methods
  • Implementing methods in practice
  • Design and evaluation methods

Applications of patient ergonomics

  • Care transitions
  • Home and community settings
  • Community pharmacies
  • Emergency departments
  • Online social networks
  • Veteran health
  • Older adults and family caregivers
  • Pediatric patients and families
  • The underserved

Please return to this website for updates on The Patient Factor: A Handbook on Patient Ergonomics (Holden & Valdez, Eds).

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Submitted by rjholden on Mon, 10/21/2019 - 08:45