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Supporting second victims

Author(s): American Nurse Today

Have you ever been a second victim? Perhaps a patient to whom you provided direct care suffered an adverse event and you were emotionally traumatized. Patients and families come first, of course, but healthcare staff can experience long-term effects from these experiences.

In this Quick Safety report from The Joint Commission, read a first-hand second victim account.


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