|Title:||From Death We Learn|
|Document ID:||Information Circular IC 0019/07|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 2 August 2007|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||Annual editions of From Death We Learn highlight key lessons learned from deaths that proceeded to coronial inquests. The production is used to raise awareness of all clinical staff, hospitals and health services, and as a means to educate health professionals about the lessons learned from unexpected or preventable deaths.|
|Period of effect:||from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008|
|Review date:||31 January 2010|
|Authorised by:||Dr Simon Towler, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEALTH POLICY AND CLINICAL REFORM, 02-Aug-2007|
|Print version:||View print version|
From Death We LearnThe purpose of this Information Circular is to promote and circulate information about the 2007 edition of From Death We Learn. The 2007 edition was written and prepared by the Coronial Liaison Unit (CLU) in the Office of Safety and Quality in Healthcare.
The health system endeavours to minimise the occurrence of adverse events and to optimise patient safety. Investigations of unexpected or preventable deaths that have progressed to coronial investigation provide valuable insight into the way the health system works. Results of coronial inquests are shared amongst health professionals to raise awareness and as a means to educate health professionals about the lessons learned from unexpected and preventable deaths.
Each year, the CLU produces a series of vignettes in the form of a single booklet that highlight unusual and/or significant outcomes from coronial inquiries. Production of From Death We Learn is a means of disseminating this important information to health professionals, health services and the general community.
The production serves to assure all stakeholders, especially the public, that unexplained and/or unexpected deaths are given serious consideration by the Department of Health, and that the recommendations arising from inquests are implemented as a means to prevent similar occurrences.
The publication is distributed to a wide range of health and allied health professionals across the state.
Dr Simon Towler
This circular last updated: Thursday, 2 August 2007 at 3:42pm