Second Victim Workshop

From 29.03.2018 12:00 until 29.03.2018 15:30
Categories: EMAHSN events
An adverse clinical event, patient safety incident or medical error can have a far-reaching impact not only for the patient and their families; the first victims, but also the healthcare professionals involved. These are sometimes referred to as ‘second victims’. Often the opportunity to discuss the details of the event and share how this has affected them personally is lacking for healthcare professionals.

The facets of second victimhood can exhibit a wide variety of physical and psychosocial symptoms, such as; anxiety, anger, guilt, fear, depression, trouble sleeping, and social withdrawal, intrusive thoughts and doubt over clinical abilities lasting weeks, months, or years. It is estimated that the prevalence of second victims ranges between 10 to 43% amongst healthcare professionals.

The Response
The University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) and Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) recognised that there is a need to support clinical staff who are involved in patient safety incidents. This workshop presents the findings and recommendations of a study to identify staff needs and responses in these situations. We will also hear about the progress of Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust’s development of their peer support programme.
Contact: Colin Moorhouse - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.