Lucian Leape Institute at National Patient Safety Foundation to Sponsor Webinar on Workforce Safety

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Members of the Leape Institute Roundtable on Joy, Meaning, and Workforce Safety will discuss psychological and physical harms to health care workers and the link between patient safety and workforce safety.

The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation will sponsor an open webinar on the topic of their latest white paper, Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern time.

This event is being offered at no charge, but registration is required. Participants may register online at

Through the Eyes of the Workforce addresses the all-too-common issues of physical and psychological harms to health care workers. This report starts with the premise that workplace safety is inextricably linked to patient safety. Unless caregivers are given the protection, respect, and support they need, they are more likely to make errors, fail to follow safe practices, and not work well in teams.

Speakers will provide an overview of the current state of health care as a workplace, highlight vulnerabilities common in health care organizations, discuss the costs of inaction, and outline what a healthy and safe workplace would look like. They will also discuss the report's seven recommendations for actions that organizations need to pursue to effect real change.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


David Michaels, PhD, MPH
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
US Department of Labor

Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS
Senior Vice President, California Hospital Association (Quality & Safety)
CEO, California Hospital Quality Institute

Paul O'Neill
Former Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
72nd Secretary of the US Treasury

Sandy Shea
Policy Director
Committee of Interns and Residents
SEIU Healthcare

Note: This webcast does not offer Continuing Education Credits.

About the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF
The Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF, established in 2007, is charged with defining strategic paths and calls to action for the field of patient safety, offering vision and context for the many efforts under way within health care, and providing the leverage necessary for system-level change. Its members comprise national thought leaders with a common interest in patient safety whose expertise and influence are brought to bear as the Institute calls for the innovation necessary to expedite the work and create significant, sustainable improvements in culture, process, and outcomes critical to safer health care.

About National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997–to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, multistakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the work of the National Patient Safety Foundation, please visit:

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