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Second Victim Breakfast Seminar

Wed, 11 Nov 2015

Baltimore, November 11 2015 – While patients are the principal victims of an adverse event, they are not the sole victims.

Physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who are connected to these and other care related events can often feel emotionally traumatized. Patient safety expert Albert Wu, M.D., M.P.H., has coined a term for such clinicians: “second victims.” According to Dr. Wu, the burden that health care providers can feel after a patient is harmed—anxiety, depression, and even shame—weighs  so heavily on providers that they themselves are wounded by the event.

Join Dr. Wu and Cheryl Connors, R.N. at the Maryland Patient Safety Center on January 14, 2016, from 8 to 10 a.m., for a breakfast seminar on second victims and how such events can be turned around to enhance the caregiver’s ability to thrive in their role.

For more information or to register, contact Lorie Catsos at 410.576.9210 or lcatsos@marylandpatientsafety.org.

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