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Decision making in the face of adversity - incident, emergency, and crisis management, the human factors and organisational inputs that ensure safety, mitigate risk, and minimise error

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Situational Awareness - More Than Dots On A Screen

In this talk I discuss the importance of understanding, a human characteristic, in military decision making, by looking at the airstrike on the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. This case study makes up one of the chapters in, 'Shoot, Don't Shoot', the foundation for the High Consequence Decision Making (HCD) Program.

The slides that accompany this talk are available from editor@avoidingcatastrophe.com,



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