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Clinician Emotions After Medical Error and Adverse Events

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OPENPediatrics Staff
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6 November 2016 15:30

1. Dr. Shapiro identifies sadness, shame, fear and isolation as common emotions felt by clinicians after medical error and adverse events. In your experience, what have you felt in these situations?

2. Dr. Shapiro says that the neuroscientists describe the emotions we experience after errors and adverse events as: "normal reactions to abnormal events." What would help you better manage your "normal reactions" to these "abnormal events?"