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.

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.