Dr. Don Berwick's reading list: 6 book recommendations for safety leaders

Don Berwick, MD, shared six book recommendations for patient safety leaders during a keynote address Thursday at the 19th Annual National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Congress.

Here are the six books Dr. Berwick, the former CMS administrator and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, wants all leaders to read in the next year.

1. "The Fifth Discipline" by Peter Senge

2. "The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance" by Gerald Langley, Ronald Moen, Kevin Nolan, Thomas Nolan, Clifford Norman and Lloyd Provost

3. "Overcoming Organizational Defenses: Facilitating Organizational Learning" by Chris Argyris

4. "Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty" by Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe

5. "The Design of Everyday Things" by Don Norman

6. "Human Error" by James Reason

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