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Emotion and coping in the aftermath of medical error: a cross-country exploration.

Harrison R, Lawton R, Perlo J, Gardner P, Armitage G, Shapiro J. Emotion and coping in the aftermath of medical error: a cross-country exploration. J Patient Saf. 2015;11(1):28-35. doi:10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182979b6f

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March 4, 2015
Harrison R, Lawton R, Perlo J, et al. J Patient Saf. 2015;11(1):28-35.

Physicians and nurses reported personal and professional disruption following a medical error, consistent with the second victim phenomenon. Nurses described more intense feelings of personal distress than physicians, and difficulties accessing support following an error persist despite the well-described need for such programs.

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Harrison R, Lawton R, Perlo J, Gardner P, Armitage G, Shapiro J. Emotion and coping in the aftermath of medical error: a cross-country exploration. J Patient Saf. 2015;11(1):28-35. doi:10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182979b6f