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Second victim experiences of nurses in obstetrics and gynaecology: a Second Victim Experience and Support Tool Survey

Finney RE, Torbenson VE, Riggan KA, et al. J Nurs Manag. 2020;Epub Oct 29.

Healthcare professionals who experience emotional consequences after adverse events are referred to as ‘second victims. Nearly half of nurses responding to this survey reported ‘second victim’ events during their career and experienced psychological distress, greater turnover intention, decreased professional self-efficacy, and lack of institutional support. Nurse respondents expressed desires for more peer support interventions for ‘second victim’ experiences.