• Study
  • Published May 2018

More than 1 million potential second victims: how many could nursing education prevent?

Researchers surveyed recent nursing graduates to understand the role of nursing education in mitigating the second victim effect. Respondents felt pressured not to make mistakes, and those who described an error frequently experienced the second victim effect. The authors suggest that nursing education should better prepare nurses to handle unanticipated outcomes and the associated emotional response.

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