Second Victim Syndrome

April 18, 2023 by

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting

Date: May 23, 2023 - May 23, 2023

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 1:00 pm

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Facilitated by J. Kim Penberthy, PhD, ABPP, Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences; Associate Director, UVA Clinician Wellness Program

Description/Learning Outcomes: Second victim syndrome is a phenomenon that occurs when healthcare providers involved in an adverse event experience negative emotional, psychological, and physical consequences as a result of the event. Many feel as though they have failed the patient, second guessing their clinical skills and knowledge base. This can include feelings of guilt, shame, and self-doubt, as well as symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Second victim syndrome can have a significant impact on the well-being and job satisfaction of healthcare providers, leading to increased rates of burnout and turnover. It is important for healthcare organizations to recognize the prevalence of second victim syndrome and provide support and resources to affected providers, including peer support programs, counseling services, and opportunities for debriefing and education. By addressing the needs of second victims, healthcare organizations can improve patient safety and the overall quality of care. We will explore the etiology and prevalence of second victim syndrome and strategies to address it. By the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to describe second victim syndrome (SVS); list symptoms and the impact associated with SVS; and describe strategies to effectively address SVS. (1 CME credit)

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