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Journal Article
Study

Understanding the second victim experience among multidisciplinary providers in obstetrics and gynecology.

Rivera-Chiauzzi E, Finney RE, Riggan KA, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;Epub Apr 20.

Using a validated tool, this study found that nearly 19% of clinical and nonclinical healthcare workers in obstetrics and gynecology settings reported a second victim experience within the last 12 months.  Survey respondents who identified as a second victim reported significantly more psychological and physical distress, perceived inadequacy of institutional support, decreased professional self-efficacy, and increased turnover intentions. Prior research reported similar findings among nurses in obstetrics and gynecology.