Journal Article

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. Journal of patient safety. 2015;11:28-35.

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.