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MODULE 3: Patient Safety
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2. Patient Safety- definition, explanation of terms, statistics about the burden the causes of unsafe care and the economic cost


  1. Watch the video ‘Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States’ available at and take notes on the main points raised.
  2. Go through the PowerPoint presentation ‘What is patient safety’ available at Join the MOOC Discussion Mail List on and compose a message with the subject “Defining patient safety, related terms and the costs of unsafe care” on whether you found the PowerPoint useful and why.
  3. ?php echo $a[1515]; ?> and, in the same message as above, reply to the following questions:
    1. What went wrong and why?
    2. Was there ineffective communication which caused the adverse effect and why?
  4. Send the message to the group.
  5. Read the discussion in p.93 and your peers' messages and compare with your answer
Key outputs

IENE 1, 2008-2010

  • Research report EN
  • PTT/IENE Model EN
  • Report of the survey EN
  • Good Practice Manual EN
  • Newsletter  1  2  3  4  5  6

IENE 2, 2010-2012

  • Transnational Report  EN
  • ToT methodology  EN  RO  FR  NL
  • Strategic Guide  EN
  • Newsletter  1  2  3  4
  • Final conference  EN
  • Brochure with project results  EN

IENE 3, 2013-2015

IENE 4, 2014-2016

  • Report on integrative literature reviews EN
  • Needs assessment report EN
  • An European model for the development of role models to promote and support culturally competent and compassionate care EN
  • Curriculum EN
  • Report of the Tools EN
  • Newsletter  1  2  3  4

IENE 5, 2015-2017

  • Needs assessment Report EN
  • Training Model EN RO IT EL DK
  • Curriculum EN
  • Handbook for MOOC facilitators EN
  • MOOC Best Practice Guide EN
  • Newsletter  1  2  3  4
  • Leaflet EN
  • Flyer EN

IENE 6, 2016-2018

IENE 7, 2017-2019

  • Download the project Outputs at
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