Wednesday, 2 March 2011

wrong diagnosis

GEORGE TOWN: A father of five, who ran away after a private hospital here misdiagnosed him as HIV positive, has been awarded RM150,000 in general damages by a High Court for medical negligence and defamation.

source: The Star online, 2 March 2011

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


South East Asian Network of Ergonomics Societies (SEANES2011)

venue: Langkawi

Asia Pacific Symposium on Ergonomics and Safety (ERGOSYM2011)

venue: Main Campus of Universiti Malaysia Perlis
date: 5 & 6 December 2011
abstract submission: 1 August 2011

ICAP 2014 Paris - 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology

Friday, 21 January 2011

News: safety and security

Patient safety: legal case

MUAR: The High Court here awarded a couple and their 10-year-old son a total of RM870,000 due to medical negligence by two hospitals and the Government during the child’s birth.
The couple Zainab Sam, 45, husband ex-army Sjn Rosli Mohd Amin, 53, and son Ahmad Alif Iqmal Rosli were present when Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ummi Kalthum Abdul Majid passed the decision on Friday.

Patient security?

PETALING JAYA: Thefts are not just occurring in the streets but also in hospital wards, giving rise to an urgent need to protect the sick and the infirm from thieves.
Security guard William Francis, 48, who was admitted to a private hospital for a diabetic ulcer wound, said he was given some medication which caused him to be drowsy and fall asleep.
“When I woke up, I overheard a patient complaining to a nurse that he had lost RM400. I then looked at my side table and noticed my mobile phone had also gone missing,” he said.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Saman Hospital Kerajaan

Utusan Malaysia Online - Mahkamah

T. Silvarany, 56, menerima tawaran ganti rugi berjumlah RM100,000 daripada pakar bedah Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB), Dr. L. Vasu Pillai; Pengarah hospital tersebut, Kementerian Kesihatan dan Kerajaan Malaysia atas dakwaan cuai. seorang doktor pakar memberitahunya bahawa pembedahan membuang buah dadanya adalah satu kesilapan kerana dia sebenarnya tidak menghidap penyakit barah buah dada.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010

My Publications and Paper Presentations


  • Abd Hamid, H., and Waterson, P. 2010. Using goal directed task analysis to identify situation awareness requirements of advanced paramedics. In V.G. Duffy (ed.). Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare. CRC Press, p 672–680

  • Abd Hamid, H., and Waterson, P. 2010. Towards an integrated sociotechnical framework for situation awarenss and decision-making among emergency practitioners. In M Anderson. (ed.). Contemporary Ergonomcis and Human Factors. p 372-380.


  • Harris Shah Abd Hamid, Waterson, P, & Hignett, S. (2009). Situation awareness to support decision-making process among emergency care practitioners. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, 23 – 26 June, 323-330.


  • Harris Shah Abd Hamid. (2007). Extended Situational Awareness and Resilience In Healthcare System. 4th International Postgraduate Research Colloquium. 19-21 June 2007, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Wan Rafaei Abdul Rahman, Mariam Adawiah Dzulfikli, Harris Shah Abdul Hamid, Wan Shahrazad Wan Sulaiman (Eds.) (2007). The third International Research Colloquium: Research in Malaysia and Thailand. International Islamic University: Kuala Lumpur.


  • Harris Shah Abd Hamid. (2006). Personality and religiosity among Muslims in Sabah. Presentation at The 3rd International Postgraduate Research Colloquium. 2006. Kuala Lumpur.


  • Chua Bee Seok, Harris Shah Abd Hamid, & Beddu Salam Baco. (2005). Tekanan kerja, kecerdasan emosi, dan masalah kesihatan mental di kalangan jururawat. Journal of Psychology and Human Development, 21, 25-51.
  • Chua Bee Seok, Beddu Salam Baco, & Harris Shah Abd Hamid. (2005). Emotional Competence Inventory: reliability and validity of the Malay version. Paper presented at the PROMS and ISME 2005, 21 – 24 June 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Chua Bee Seok, Beddu Salam Baco, & Harris Shah Abd Hamid. (2005). Stres kerja, kecerdasan emosi, dan masalah kesihatan: satu kajian di kalangan jururawat. Presentation at Persidangan Psikologi Malaysia, 1 – 2 August, 2005, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
  • Lua Pei Lin, Getrude Cosmas, Nurul Hudani Mad Nawi, Md Shuaib Che Din, & Chua Bee Seok, Beddu Salam Baco, & Harris Shah Abd Hamid. (2005). Kecerdasan emosi dan penghargaan kendiri di kalangan sukarelawan di Kota Kinabalu. Paper presented at the Second Seminar on Socio-economic and Information Technology, 20 – 21 August 2005, Kuala Perlis, Malaysia.


  • Harris Shah Abd Hamid & Jumina Kimin. (2004). An exploratory study on emotional intelligence: a comparison between university students and student leaders. Jurnal Kinabalu, 10, 35-48.
  • Harris Shah Abd Hamid. (2004). Rekabentuk berasaskan psikologi untuk kecapaian (Psychology-based design for accessibility). Buletin Psikologi, 8. UMS: Kota Kinabalu.
  • Harris Shah bin Abd Hamid, Lua Pei Lin, & Md. Shuaib Che Din. (2004) Effective management of volunteers: the role of emotional intelligence, self-esteem and religiosity. Paper presented at the 2nd Seminar on Human Capital Management, 7-8 October 2004, Kota Kinabalu.
  • Harris Shah Abd Hamid & Jumina Kimin. (2004). Emotional intelligence and leadership: a comparison of university students and student leaders in Sabah, Malaysia. Paper presented at the International Conference on Student Development, 16-18 April 2004, Kuala Lumpur.


  • Harris Shah Abd Hamid, Yong Kin Tuck & Chua Bee Seok. (2003). Computer phobia among students in three streams of study in a public university in Sabah. Proceedings of the SEAMEC 2003, 19-22 May 2003, Kuching, Sarawak. UNIMAS: Sarawak.


  • Harris Shah bin Abd Hamid. (2002).Identifying the cost and quality of writing meeting minutes among staff at a public university in Sabah. Proceedings of National Ergonomic Conference 2002. 3rd Malaysian Malaysian Ergonomics Conference, 12-13 June 2002, Johor Bharu. UTM: Johor Bharu.
  • Harris Shah bin Abd Hamid. (2002) Leadership: Research, Skills and Practice (book review). Jurnal Kinabalu, 7 & 8.


  • Abdul Halim Othman, Agnis Sombuling, Adi Fahrudin, & Harris Shah Abd Hamid. (Eds.) (2000). Koleksi Kertas Kerja Psikologi Masyarakat Malaysia Semasa III (Collection of Writings on Contemporary Psychology of Malaysian Society). UMS: Kota Kinabalu.


  • Abdul Halim Othman, Rosnah Ismail, & Harris Shah Abd Hamid (Eds.) (1999). Proceedings of Conference on Cultural Diversity Issues In Counselling. UMS: Kota Kinabalu.
  • Harris Shah bin Abd Hamid. (1999). Psychology and eugenics: A regrettable alliance. in Abdul Halim Othman, Rosnah Ismail, Mohd Dahlan A Malek, Harris Shah Abd Hamid (Eds.). Koleksi Kertas Kerja Psikologi Masyarakat Malaysia Semasa. (Collection of Writings on Contemporary Psychology of Malaysian Society) UMS: Kota Kinabalu.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


HCI 2011 International - 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. 9-14 July 2011, Orlando, Florida (jointly with 9th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics)

AHFE International - Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference 2012. 21-25 July 2012, San Francisco, California.

HEPS 2011 - Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety. June 22-24 2011, Oviedo, Spain.

East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium 2011,, 5-8 Nov 2011, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan