Healthcare professionals as second victims of adverse events

Schiess, C; Schwappach, D (2018). Healthcare professionals as second victims of adverse events. Internistische Praxis, 58(4), pp. 647-57. Mediengruppe Oberfranken Fachverlage

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Summary: Adverse events in the medical care cause harm to patients (»first victims«). However, even healthcare professionals who are involved in adverse events (»second victims«) are affected by long-lasting emotional, health and professional crisis, often suffering in silence. After initial stress reactions, posttraumatic stress disorder, burnout-syndrome or depression can decrease the professional performance of »second victims«. They can increase the risk of further adverse events. The support of »second victims« is therefore not only a occupational medical, professional political and ethical duty, but also necessary to maintain patient safety.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Schwappach, David

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0020-9570

Publisher:

Mediengruppe Oberfranken Fachverlage

Language:

German

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

16 Jan 2018 10:54

Last Modified:

04 Dec 2019 06:56

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Emotionaler Distress – medizinische Fehler – medizinische Fachpersonen – Patientensicherheit – Sicherheitsmanagement - emotional distress – medical error – medical professional – patient safety – safety management

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109160

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109160

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