You just finished a difficult case in which a complication occurred. Feelings of guilt, sadness, and anxiety are pouring over you. You can’t help but think you are a terrible surgeon, maybe even a terrible person. Does this sound familiar? Complications have profound psychological impact on surgeons. Find out how one surgeon decided to do something about it by creating a peer support program. Join Jessica Millar and Patrick Georgoff as they discuss the second victim syndrome with Dr. Haytham Kaafarani (@hayfarani).
- The Surgeon as the Second Victim? Results of the Boston Intraoperative Adverse Events Surgeons’ Attitude (BISA) Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28093300/
- Design and Impact of a Novel Surgery-Specific Second Victim Peer Support Program: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31857209/
- When Things Go Wrong: The Surgeon as Second Victim: https://pubmed.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/30480564/