|Title:||From Death We Learn Ė Sixth Edition (2011)|
|Document ID:||Information Circular IC 0128/12|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 12 December 2012|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||Annual editions of From Death We Learn highlight key lessons learned from investigations and or a review of deaths including coronial investigations and inquests. The production is used to raise awareness of these issues, and as a means to educate health professionals about the lessons learned from unexpected or preventable deaths.|
|Period of effect:||from 13 December 2012|
|Authorised by:||Colin Xanthis, Director, Performance, 12-Dec-2012|
|Print version:||View print version|
From Death We Learn Ė Sixth Edition (2011)
The purpose of this Information Circular is to promote and circulate information about the 2011 edition of From Death We Learn. The 2011 edition was written and prepared by the Coronial Liaison Unit (CLU) in the Patient Safety Surveillance Unit.
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 and other investigations following death. 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 professionals across the state.
This circular last updated: Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 3:34pm