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Journal Article

Personality traits and traumatic outcome symptoms in registered nurses in the aftermath of a patient safety incident.

Stovall MC, Firkins J, Hansen L, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020;Epub Jun 26.

This study explored the relationship between personality traits and traumatic outcome symptoms in nurses who were involved in a patient safety incident. Results indicate a strong relationship between perfectionism and neuroticism and reexperiencing the incident, as well as neuroticism and avoidance. There was an inverse relationship between perfectionism and alcohol abuse.