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Journal Article
Study

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, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2017;13:93-102.

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.