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Kliff S. Vox Media. March 15, 2016.
Health professionals involved in medical errors experience psychological stress, which can have serious consequences if they are unable to cope with their mistake. Reporting on the second victim phenomenon, this news article discusses a well-known incident that led to the suicide of a nurse, how insufficient organizational and peer support systems affect clinicians, initiatives to provide counseling in similar situations, and the need for more universal change.
Berenson RA. The New Republic. October 10, 2005;233:17-21.
To illustrate the need for malpractice tort reform, transparency, and fair compensation for patients, this article discusses individual stories, such as that of Susan Sheridan, whose son and husband were both injured by medical error, as well as organizational and grassroots efforts, such as the Sorry Works! Coalition.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 22, 2005;10:1-3.
This article provides examples of incidents involving neuromuscular blocking agents and lists recommendations for their prevention.
Ostrom CM. Seattle Times. September 13, 2005;Local News:B3
This article reports on how one family and hospital will use personal tragedy to create awareness in practitioners of the importance of accurate labeling in hospitals.