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Nurses as 'second victims' to their patients' suicidal attempts: a mixed-method study.

Amit Aharon A, Fariba M, Shoshana F, et al. Nurses as 'second victims' to their patients' suicidal attempts: A mixed-method study. J Clin Nurs. Epub 2021 May 11. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15839.

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June 30, 2021
Amit Aharon A, Fariba M, Shoshana F, et al. J Clin Nurs. 2021;30(21-22):3290-3300.

Patient suicide attempts or completions can have negative psychological impacts on the nurses involved. This mixed-methods study found a significant association between emotional distress and feeling alone with absenteeism and higher staff turnover. Healthcare organizations should develop support programs for second victims to increase resiliency and potentially decrease absenteeism and turnover.

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Amit Aharon A, Fariba M, Shoshana F, et al. Nurses as 'second victims' to their patients' suicidal attempts: A mixed-method study. J Clin Nurs. Epub 2021 May 11. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15839.