Medical error and second victim

Module Author – Melanie Rule; Peer review – Una Harrington

 Learning Objectives

  • Describe the impact that medical errors have on the individual doctor, team & healthcare organisation.
  • Introduce the concept of the “second victim” in medical error.
  • Describe the role of debriefing after critical incidents.
  • Outline the difference between a blame culture and a just culture in healthcare.
  • Identify personal strategies that may assist in dealing with your response to failure.
  • Encourage the adoption of a growth mindset and learning from error.

Module contents

Medical Error and 2nd Victim – The Synopsis

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