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Our forYOU team has been recognized nationally as a leader in supporting our caregivers. We are often contacted by health care providers outside MU Health Care who would like to learn more about our research or use our materials as a model for developing similar programs. Please feel free to use the information and materials on these pages, including our brochures. For more information, please email us.

Downloadable Materials (PDFs)

National Resource

Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) 


  • Scott, S.D. & Hahn-Cover, K. The Second Victim Phenomenon: A Silent Epidemic Within our Walls. InPatient Safety: A Case-Based Comprehensive Guide. Springer Publishing. Accepted.
  • Seys, D.,Wu, A.W., VanGerven, Vleugels, A., Euwema, M., W., Panella, M., Scott, S.D., Conway, J, Sermeus, W., and Vanhaecht. (2012). Second victims after adverse events: a literature review. Evaluation and the Health Professions. September, 1-28.
  • Seys, D., Scott, S.D., Wu, A.W., VanGerven, E., Vieugels, A., Euwema, M., Panella, M. Conway, J., and Vanhaecht, K. (2012). Supporting involved health care professionals (second victims) following an adverse health event: a literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. July 30, 2012
  • Hall, L.W. and Scott, S.D. (2012). The second victim of adverse health care events. Nursing Clinics of North America.47(3):383-393.
  • Pratt, S., Kenney, L., Scott, S.D., and Wu, A.W. (2012) How to develop a second victim support program: a toolkit for healthcare organizations. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 38(5):235-240
  • Scott, S.D. The second victim phenomenon: A harsh reality of health care professions [Perspective]. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. May 2011. 
  • Scott, S.D., Hirschinger, L.E., McCoig, M.M., Cox, K.R., Hahn-Cover, K., & Hall, L.W. (2011) The second victim. In M.A. DeVita, K. Hillman, & R. Bellomo (Eds.). Textbook of rapid response systems (pp. 321-330). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Brandt, J., Cox, K.R., Hall, L.W., Hirschinger, L.E. McCoig, M.M. and Scott, S.D. (2010). Second victims: Mitigating the impact on health care team members following an adverse clinical event. American Journal of Medical Quality Supplement, 25 (2):27S.
  • Scott, S.D., Hirschinger, L.E., Cox, K.R., McCoig, M.M., Hahn-Cover, K., Epperly, K.M., Hall, L.W. (2010). Caring for our own: Developing a systemwide second victim rapid response team. Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 36(5), 233-240.
  • Hall, L.W., Hahn-Cover, K., Scott, S.D. (2010). The human side of medical errors. The Virtual Lecture Hall, Medical Directions, Inc.; Computerized CME Learning Module. 
  • Scott, S.D., Hirschinger, L.E., Cox, K.R., McCoig, M.M., Brandt, J., & Hall, L.W. (2009). The natural history of recovery for the health care provider 'second victim' after adverse patient events. Quality Safety in Health Care, 18, 325-330.
  • Scott, S.D., Hirschinger, L.E. & Cox, K.R. (2008) Sharing the load: Rescuing the healer after trauma. RN, 71. 38-43.

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