When nurses become the "second" victim.
- Citation data:
Nursing forum, ISSN: 1744-6198, Vol: 47, Issue: 4, Page: 286-91
- Publication Year:
- Repository URL:
- https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/facpubs/2641; https://works.bepress.com/linda_treiber/55
- Nursing; Concept analysis; professional issue; workforce; Sociology; Work, Economy and Organizations
Well-intentioned, conscientious nurses make medication errors. The subsequent feelings of guilt, remorse, and loss of personal and professional self-esteem these nurses experience are well documented. In this paper, we analyze the concept of "second victim" within the context of medication administration errors. We also examine factors that contribute to nurses becoming second victims after making an error.