Human Error: A Concept Analysis

In almost every industry and profession of the modern era, human error is the subject of concern and research. Human error, as a term, is part of the daily language and is intuitively understood by most people. However, it would be premature to assume that everyone's understanding of human error is the same. As a result, researchers rarely agree on either a specific definition or how to prevent human error. The aim of this paper is to explore the specific concept of human error using Concept Analysis as described by Walker and Avant (1995). The concept of human error is examined as presently used in the literature of a variety of industries and professions. Defining attributes and examples of model, borderline, and contrary cases are described. The antecedents and consequences of human error are also discussed and a definition of human error is provided.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 61-77
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  • Accession Number: 01045072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2007 4:00PM