Journal Article

The second victim experience and support tool: validation of an organizational resource for assessing second victim effects and the quality of support resources.

Burlison JD; Scott SD; Browne EK; Thompson SG; Hoffman JM.

The second victim phenomenon—the damaging psychological impacts of errors on the clinicians who are involved—has been well documented in the literature. This study presents the development and validation of a survey tool to examine clinicians' experiences with errors and evaluate the effectiveness of approaches to aid second victims.