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Detach yourself: the positive effect of psychological detachment on patient safety in long-term care.

Buljac-Samardžić M, Dekker-van Doorn C, Van Wijngaarden J. Detach yourself: the positive effect of psychological detachment on patient safety in long-term care. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):490-496. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000479.

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September 29, 2021
Buljac-Samardzic M, Dekker-van Doorn C, van Wijngaarden JDH. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):490-496.

Emotional exhaustion and burnout among healthcare workers can jeopardize patient safety. This survey of caregivers from two long-term care organizations found that psychological detachment – the ability to separate oneself from the job and focusing on other areas of life – positively affects patient safety and may contribute to less burnout.

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Buljac-Samardžić M, Dekker-van Doorn C, Van Wijngaarden J. Detach yourself: the positive effect of psychological detachment on patient safety in long-term care. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):490-496. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000479.

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