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Journal Article > Review
Vinson AE, Randel G. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2018;31:382-387.
Clinicians involved in medical error benefit from support of their peers and organizations. This review discusses approaches to providing assistance to and restoring the well-being of second victims. The authors emphasize the value of overarching policy changes to provide the foundation needed for sustained improvement once support programs are introduced.
Lantz F. WBUR. August 15, 2017.
Partnerships between physicians and patients can yield important outcomes that support safety improvements. This radio segment reports insights from both the patient and clinician involved in an adverse event and how this incident launched an organization that focuses on support for patients and clinicians that have been affected by medical errors.
Journal Article > Commentary
Daniels RG, McCorkle R. AANA J. 2016;84:107-113.
The second victim phenomenon has been well-documented in health care, but the problem has rarely been studied in certain specialties. Reviewing the literature on how medical error can affect nurse anesthetists, this commentary describes the development of a curriculum for this specialty group which focuses on definitions, risks, barriers, and interventions.