Worldwide attention has been riveted on the fate of a Malaysian Airlines jet with 239 people on board. Since flight 370 disappeared on March 8, more than 16,000 people have died as a result of health care harm. Why aren’t we paying more attention? We talk with two experts on what health care could learn from aviation with regard to safety.
For years, we have all been told to stay away from saturated fat. It was assumed that that sat fat raises cholesterol, clogs arteries and contributes to heart disease. Now a meta-analysis covering more than 600,000 people suggests that sat fat is NOT associated with heart disease. What other dietary dogma will need rethinking next?
An editorial critical of the sat-fat meta-analysis was posted Monday, March 24, 2014, on the Science website.
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Guests: Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, is a national consultant and speaker on patient safety. Her books include Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication; Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other; and Charting the Course: Launching Patient-Centric Healthcare, co-authored with her husband John Nance. Her website is http://www.kathleenbartholomew.com/
John Nance, JD, was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and a pilot in commercial aviation. He is an internationally recognized broadcast analyst and advocate for both aviation and health care safety. His books include Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care and Charting the Course: Launching Patient-Centric Healthcare, co-authored with his wife Kathleen Bartholomew.
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