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

Joesten L, Cipparrone N, Okuno-Jones S, DuBose ER. Assessing the perceived level of institutional support for the second victim after a patient safety event. J Patient Saf. 2015;11(2):73-78. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000060

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June 10, 2015
Joesten L, Cipparrone N, Okuno-Jones S, et al. J Patient Saf. 2015;11(2):73-78.

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.

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Joesten L, Cipparrone N, Okuno-Jones S, DuBose ER. Assessing the perceived level of institutional support for the second victim after a patient safety event. J Patient Saf. 2015;11(2):73-78. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000060