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Decluttering advice from some 'experts'

June 30, 2014

Tags: decluttering, organizing, tossing, minimalism, downsizing

One day my friend Steve and I went to Ikea to buy a bookcase, so I could get a couple hundred books off the floor. A few hours later (!!!) Ikea delivered three long boxes of parts. I forgot the boxes were there and tripped over them on my way to the (more…)

The anatomy of medical error

June 18, 2014

Tags: medical error

“Humans err,” said Dr. Saul N. Weingart, director of the Center for Patient Safety at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in a sweeping analysis of medical error, in a Grand Rounds lecture for NIH fellows in the Clinical Center in 2006. Cognitive psychologists recognize three models of error in human performance; skill-based, rule-based, and knowledge-based. Human factor scientists call skill-based errors slips and rule-based and knowledge-based errors mistakes. (more…)