Dr. Don Berwick’s List of Books, Plus a Few More

In honor of National Book Month and National Health Literacy Month, our Health Group has selected some books that they are currently reading. Dr. Don Berwick, the former administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, recommended these six books for health safety professionals:

  1. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization, by Peter M. Senge.
  2. The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance, by Gerald J. Langley, Ronald D. Moen, Kevin M. Nolan, Thomas W. Nolan, Clifford L. Norman, and Lloyd P. Provost.
  3. Overcoming Organizational Defenses: Facilitating Organizational Learning, by Chris Argyris.
  4. Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty, by Karl E. Weick and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe.
  5. The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman.
  6. Human Error, by James Reason.

In addition to Dr. Berwick’s list, Econometrica’s Health Group suggests these interesting reads:

  1. Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being, by Esther M. Sternberg.
  2. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande.
  3. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein.
  4. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science, by Atul Gawande.
  5. The Art of Choosing, by Sheena Iyengar.

Happy reading, and stay tuned to see what our other groups are reading!

 

Happy reading, and stay tuned to see what our other groups are reading!

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