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Journal Article
Review

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

Robertson JJ, Long B. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 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.