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The second victim: a contested term?

Tumelty ME. The second victim: a contested term? J Patient Saf. 2021;17(8):e1488-e1493. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000558

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December 1, 2021
Tumelty M-E. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(8):e1488-e1493.

There has been some controversy around the term ‘second victim.’ Based on qualitative interviews with representatives of medical training organizations and legal professionals in Ireland, this study found that the use of term ‘second victim’ can be seen as insensitive to the patient and can erode the professional identity of the healthcare provider.

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Tumelty ME. The second victim: a contested term? J Patient Saf. 2021;17(8):e1488-e1493. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000558