Physician Wellness Series: Second Victim Syndrome
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
8:00 - 9:00 pm CT
Moderator: Julie Balch Samora, MD, PhD
Faculty: MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA; Mary K. Mulcahey, MD
Second victims are healthcare providers who are involved in an unanticipated adverse patient event, medical error, and/or a patient-related injury and become victimized in the sense that the provider is traumatized by the event. Involvement in medical/surgical
errors can have a lasting impact on healthcare providers, including lack of concentration, burnout, depression, poor memory, decreased clinical confidence, and impaired work performance. This webinar will discuss second victim syndrome and how to
cope with difficult complications and unhappy patients.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
Define Second Victim Syndrome
Develop coping mechanisms to address negative patient outcomes and unhappy patients/families
Understand the importance of wellness for safe and high-quality care
The Physician Wellness Webinar Series is presented in collaboration with the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and supported by Wright Medical Group N.V.