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Suffering in silence: medical error and its impact on health care providers.

Robertson JJ, Long B. Suffering in Silence: Medical Error and its Impact on Health Care Providers. J Emerg Med. 2018;54(4). doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.12.001.

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February 14, 2018
Robertson JJ, Long B. J Emerg Med. 2018;54.

Involvement in medical errors can significantly impact clinicians' ability to practice effectively. This review describes negative emotions clinicians may experience after an error, such as guilt, shame, and anxiety. The authors discuss how organizations can support second victims to address the negative personal ramifications of human error in medicine.

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Robertson JJ, Long B. Suffering in Silence: Medical Error and its Impact on Health Care Providers. J Emerg Med. 2018;54(4). doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.12.001.