In health care, the term "second victim," is an increasingly recognized phenomenon following an unexpected adverse patient event, medical error and/or patient related injury. Patients and their loved ones are the first victims, but a health care professional can experience emotional aftershock and feel traumatized following an adverse patient event.
More OB/GYN programs are recognizing the need for "second victim" support. OBHG's Dr. Charlie Jaynes recently spoke with MdEdge ObGyn about the second victim phenomenon and OBHG's unique CARE (Clinician Assistance, Recovery & Encouragement) program, the nation's first large scale obstetrics peer-support program for second victims. Read the full article here.