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Second victims and mindfulness: a systematic review.

Miller SC; Scott SD; Beck M.

August 21, 2019
Miller SC; Scott SD; Beck M.

The second victim effect refers to the emotional distress health care providers may experience after an adverse event or error. This systematic review found that mindfulness interventions have the potential to reduce stress and burnout among physicians. The authors suggest that further research regarding the impact of mindfulness on the second victim effect is needed.