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Supporting second victims

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By: 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.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. This has not been peer reviewed.

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