From behaviour change to new device and back again
Patient safety and the wellbeing of staff in the health care sector are critical.
Hosted by the Centre for Health Services Management, Faculty of Health
We welcome internationally renowned Rebecca Lawton, Professor in Psychology of Healthcare from the University of Leeds, for a seminar on the use of psychology’s behaviour change theory to improve and implement patient safety procedures.
In contrast, this fascinating seminar will also showcase the shortcomings of behaviour change theory for more serious patient events. In critical events, absolute failsafe processes and devices are needed to protect patients and staff from high stress.
With this in mind, Rebecca developed a failsafe solution: an innovative device that tests the correct placement of nasogastric tubes.
About Professor Rebecca Lawton
Rebecca Lawton is a Professor in Psychology of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. She is currently the Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.
Rebecca has made significant contribution to research on the application of psychological theory to improve health and health care services. Specifically, she investigates human factors and patient safety, patient involvement in patient safety, the implementation of safety innovations and the wellbeing of the health care workforce.