Journal Article

Second victims need emotional support after adverse events: even in a just safety culture.

Schrøder K; Lamont RF; Jørgensen JS; Hvidt NC.

Medical errors can have emotional consequences for clinicians. This commentary emphasizes the importance of organizational support for second victims to ensure that these providers receive assistance from their colleagues to remain healthy and productive. The authors suggest that peer support programs are also required in organizations with blame-free cultures to support providers who feel guilt after an error.