The emotional impact of errors or adverse events on healthcare providers in the NICU: the protective role of coworker support.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Errors can take a significant emotional toll on health care workers, often referred to as the second victim effect. In this survey study, researchers found that neonatal intensive care unit providers involved an adverse event were more likely to experience anxiety and depression. Perceiving coworkers as supportive appeared to moderate this effect.