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Healthcare organizations are addressing second-victim syndrome, but more must be done

Medical Environment Update, August 1, 2018

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More attention is being paid to second victims, and support options are slowly growing. Leaders, administrators, and safety and risk officers have become more understanding that doctors, nurses, and specialists directly involved in an adverse patient event or traumatic episode are likely to suffer an emotional response causing sleep deprivation, guilt, anxiety, or reduced job satisfaction.

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