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The second victim experience: Mitigating the harm

Like most nurses, you probably consider yourself emotionally strong and resilient, with defenses that help you “get the job done” through­out your busy shift. But if a patient under your watch experiences an unanticipated event (especially involving an error on your part), you may be shaken to the point of being traumatized. The impact of…

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