Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Abandon the term “second victim”

Clinicians are victims of a bad system and want change

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 17 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2159
  1. Doug Wojcieszak, president
  1. Sorry Works! PO Box 531, Glen Carbon, IL 62034, USA
  1. doug{at}

I have buried one family member and had another seriously injured because of medical errors. I was very angry at the medical community when I founded Sorry Works! in 2005.

My eyes were opened and heart softened, however, as I continued my efforts. I learnt how doctors and nurses sometimes fare worse than consumers when things go …

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