Supporting involved health care professionals (second victims) following an adverse health event: a literature review.

@article{Seys2013SupportingIH,
  title={Supporting involved health care professionals (second victims) following an adverse health event: a literature review.},
  author={Deborah Seys and Susan D. Scott and Albert Kam-Wah Wu and Eva Van Gerven and Arthur Vleugels and Martin C. Euwema and M Panella and James H. Conway and Walter Sermeus and Kris Vanhaecht},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={
          678-87
        }
}
BACKGROUND One out of seven patients is involved in an adverse event. The first priority after such an event is the patient and their family (first victim). However the involved health care professionals can also become victims in the sense that they are traumatized after the event (second victim). They can experience significant personal and professional distress. Second victims use different coping strategies in the aftermath of an adverse event, which can have a significant impact on… CONTINUE READING
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