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Journal Article

Assessing the perceived level of institutional support for the second victim after a patient safety event.

Joesten L, Cipparrone N, Okuno-Jones S, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2015;11:73-8.

Clinicians involved in errors are often termed second victims, as they experience significant emotional and professional consequences. Despite this widely known effect, this survey found that most nurses at a community teaching hospital did not feel that adequate support was available for clinicians whose patients experienced an adverse event.