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In this episode, Dr Caraline Wright and Dr Lizzie Sweeting discuss the second victim phenomenon. They explain why patient safety incidents are occupational hazards and how they can affect healthcare providers. Finally, they share tips on how to avoid second victimhood and how to provide support.
Dr Rachel Morris: Have you ever had an experience at work which has stuck with you and been particularly traumatic, even though you cope with lots of stressful stuff on a daily basis? Have you ever found yourself ruminating and going over what happened time and time again and felt like it was all your fault, even if your colleagues have reassured you that you’re not to blame? If so, you may have become a second victim. In this episode, I’m joined by Dr Caraline Wright and Dr Lizzie Sweeting who are both GP trainees and GP clinical leadership fellows,…