Publications

KU Leuven publications on second victims and COVID-19

Vanhaecht K., Seys D., Bruyneel L., Cox B., Kaesemans G., Cloet M., Van den Broeck K., Cools O., De Witte A., Lowet K., Hellings J., Bilsen J., Lemmens G., Claes S. (2021). COVID-19 is Having A Destructive Impact On Healthcare Workers’ Mental Wellbeing. International Journal For Quality In Health Care, 33 (1), 1-6.

Babu Payedimarri A., Concina D., Portigale L., Canonico M., Seys D., Vanhaecht K., Panella M. (2021). Prediction models for public health containment measures on COVID-19 using Artificial intelligence and Machine learning: A systematic review. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. Open Access

Nijs K., Seys D., Coppens S., Van de Velde M., Vanhaecht K. (2021). Second victim support structures in anaesthesia: a cross-sectional survey in Belgian anaesthesiologists. International Journal for Quality in Healthcare, 33 (2), 1-7.

Van Slambrouck L., Verschueren R., Seys D., Bruyneel L., Panella M., Vanhaecht K. (2021). Second victims among baccalaureate nursign students in the aftermath of a patient safety incident: an exploratory cross-sectional study. Journal of Professional Nursing, 37(4), 765-770.

Vanhaecht K., Zeeman G., Schouten L., Bruyneel L., Coeckelberghs E., Panella M., Seys D. (2021). Peer support by interprofessinal health care professionals in aftermath of patient safety incidents: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Nursing Management, https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13345.

Zeeman G., Schouten L. Seys D., Coeckelberghs E., Weijenborg P. , Bruyneel L., Vanhaecht K. (2020). Prolonged mental health sequelae among doctors and nurses involved in patient safety incidents with formal complaints and lawsuits. European Journal of Public Health, 30 (4), 777-779.

Vanhaecht K., Seys D., Schouten L., Bruyneel L., Coeckelberghs E., Panella M., Zeeman G. (2019). Duration of second victim symptoms in the aftermath of a patient safety incident and association with the level of patient harm: a cross-sectional study in the Netherlands. BMJ Open, 9 (7), 1-9.

Van Gerven E, Bruyneel L, Panella M, Euwema M, Sermeus W, Vanhaecht K. (2016). Psychological impact and recovery after involvement in a patient safety incident: a repeated measures analysis. BMJ OPEN, 6 (8), Art.No. ARTN e011403. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011403.

Vanhaecht K., Van Gerven E., Seys D., Coeckelberghs E., Godderis L., Euwema M., Sermeus W. (2016). De impact op de zorgverlener na betrokkenheid bij een patiëntveiligheidsincident wordt onderschat. Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 72 (23), 1371-1373.

Martens J., Van Gerven E., Lannoy K., Panella M., Euwema M., Sermeus W., De Hert M., Vanhaecht K. (2016). Serious reportable events within the inpatient mental health care: Impact on physicians and nurses. Revista de Calidad Asistencial, 31, Art.No. 10.1016/j.cali.2016.04.004.

Seys D., Wu A., Van Gerven E., Vleugels A., Euwema M., Panella M., Scott S., Conway J., Sermeus W., Vanhaecht K. (2013). Health care professionals as second victims after adverse events: a systematic review. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 36 (2), 135-162.

Seys D., Scott S., Wu A., Van Gerven E., Vleugels A., Euwema M., Panella M., Conway J., Sermeus W., Vanhaecht K. (2013). Supporting involved health care professionals (second victims) following an adverse health event: a literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50 (5), 678-687.

International publications


Wu AW. Medical error: the second victim. The doctor who makes the mistake needs help too. BMJ 2000; 320(7237):726-727.

Scott SD, Hirschinger LE, Cox KR, McCoig M, Brandt J, Hall LW. The natural history of recovery for the healthcare provider “second victim” after adverse patient events. Qual Saf Health Care 2009; 18(5):325-330.

Conway J, Federico F, Stewart K, Campbell M. Respectful management of serious clinical adverse events. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 2010.

Scott SD, Hirschinger LE, Cox KR, McCoig M, Hahn-Cover K, Epperly KM et al. Caring for our own: deploying a systemwide second victim rapid response team. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2010; 36(5):233-240.

Sirriyeh R, Lawton R, Gardner P, Armitage G. Coping with medical error: a systematic review of papers to assess the effects of involvement in medical errors on healthcare professionals’ psychological well-being. Qual Saf Health Care 2010; 19(6):e43.