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Supporting recovery after adverse events: an essential component of surgeon well-being.

Berman L, Rialon KL, Mueller CM, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2021;Epub Jan 18.

Clinicians who are involved in an adverse even often experience emotional and psychological distress afterwards. A survey found that 80% of responding pediatric surgeons had personally experienced a medical error resulting in significant patient harm or death. Only one-quarter of those respondents were satisfied with the institutional support they received afterwards. Respondents cited numerous barriers (lack of trust, blame, shame) to receiving support.