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Abandon the term “second victim”

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1233 (Published 27 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1233

Re: Abandon the term “second victim”

Its is ironic this article is published in the same edition that leads with the news that Hadiza Bawa-Garba will be allowed to return to medical practice.

She was imprisoned, fined, lost her career, vilified in the lay press and racially abused on the internet.
That sounds like a "victim" to me.

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 April 2019
Richard Nicholl
Consultant Paediatricianj
Northwick Park Hospital
Harrow, UK