Cognitive Neuroscientific Perspective for Patient Care & Safety – Workshop & More

Cognitive Consultants International (CCI-HQ) specializes in taking a cognitive neuro-scientific approach to applied real-world consultancy and research, by applying their knowledge and understanding of the human brain and cognitive system to resolve practical problems in the real world. CCI-HQ provides consultancy, scientific research, and training that focuses on enhancing human performance. The work is led by Dr. Itiel Dror and associate consultants, who examine areas such as continuous professional development, improving decision making, and use of technology through scientific understanding of human cognition, applied to healthcare, business, banking, forensic science, policing, and other expert domains.

Cognitive Approach to Simulation in Healthcare

Providing good and safe patient care requires highly skilled and dedicated medical staff. Correctly diagnosing and treating patients involves complex cognitive operations. These are often carried out under time pressure, distributed cognition, and within financial constraints. Cognitive issues (such as perception, interpretation, judgment, and decision making) underpin patient care and safety, therefore, a cognitive perspective can provide important insights and ways to effectively contribute to healthcare.

Understanding cognitive processes can improve quality of decisions, for example, how to manage risk, especially under time pressure when our ability to examine and compare choice alternatives is challenged. Under such conditions the decision making process is modified, and can result in ignoring some choice alternatives, selectively examining information, change of threshold for responding and more. A cognitive approach also enables innovative strategies to reduce error, for example, how ‘error recovery’ training can be designed and implemented to construct most effective and salient mental representations .

Healthcare education and medical training is critical for providing good patient care. Understanding expertise, learning, memory, cognitive skills (e.g., anatomists), and other cognitive issues can greatly benefit the use of e-learning and technology enhanced learning. Learn more by visiting CCI-HQ’s website.

27 April Workshop in Melbourne


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RACMA invites you to join Dr. Dror for an intensive 1-day masterclass where he will bring a novel cognitive neuroscientific perspective on the topic of improving patient care and safety. This masterclass will cover a range of cognitive and meta-cognitive issues, and how they relate to medical decision making and improving patient care & safety.

The objective of this session is to provide cognitive knowledge and stimulate attendees to think about patient care and safety from a cognitive perspective, and to present some of the latest ideas and innovations in this area. The workshop will bridge theory and practice, and suggest practical ways to better train and increase the quality of decision making, to enhance patient care.

In addition to specific ways to enhance medical decision making, the workshop will try to provide more in-depth tools to the participants. Such tools will accompany the participants in the future and will enable them to enhance and enrich their professional abilities. This is your opportunity to participate in an interactive workshop and learn from Itiel in a small group setting. Sign up through the link below!


Today’s article was guest authored by Itiel Dror, PhD, Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher at UCL & CCI-HQ.

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