Industrial therapists in hospitals: changing structures -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Industrial therapists in hospitals: changing structures

Interview with Dr. Carsten P. Ostendorp, Center for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Hospitals (in German:ZAK - Zentrum für Arbeitspsychologie und Organisationspsychologie in Kliniken)

Hospitals only achieve a high level of patient safety if the workplaces of all their employees are optimally designed. Things can become life-threatening when doctors and nursing staff have not been properly trained – or when unnecessary interruptions in the operating room cause mistakes.


Photo in shades of grey: Smiling man with glasses

Carsten P. Ostendorp specializes in studying and consulting hospitals for more than ten years. Aside from his work at ZAK, he is a contributor for the quality and risk management department at the Kantonsspital St. Gallen; © private

Photo: running doctor

Long distances, many interruptions, general bustle. Working in hospitals can be a challenge. The good news is, that malfunctioning structures can be changed! ©

Photo: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

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