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'Second Victims' Can Also Be Hurt After Medical Error


After a medical error has caused harm to a patient, the event must be fully disclosed to the patient. Another area related to disclosure that is becoming even more important is that of the so-called “second victim.” Everyone recognizes that the patient or the family is harmed by a medical mistake, but health care providers involved in the situation are impacted as well. Therefore, as a profession, we are beginning to recognize that providers grapple with the emotional distress of e more...
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