Journal Article
Commentary

What about doctors? The impact of medical errors.

Abd Elwahab S; Doherty E.

Patients are the first victims when medical mistakes occur, and studies have indicated that these incidents can also impact clinicians' emotional well-being. This commentary explores the ways errors can affect physicians, including subsequent feelings of guilt, persistent fear of errors, depression, and high levels of burnout. The authors advocate for organizations to provide counseling for these clinicians and enable discussions about errors to support learning from the experience.