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4th Edition of

Singapore Nursing Research Conference

March 21-23, 2024 | Singapore

Nursing 2023

Maria Van Pelt

Speaker at Singapore Nursing Research Conference 2023 - Maria Van Pelt
Northeastern University, United States
Title: Lessons learned from the sharp end of care



The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the impact of adverse events on health care providers and the patient safety implications.


Title of Activity: Face-to-Face Education Session

Identified Gap(s):

Description of current state.

Describe the current state of topic/subject.

Most health care providers will experience a death of a patient or an adverse event in the course of their career. Policies and procedures on how to handle the aftermath of adverse events and the emotional well- being of the provider have not been mandated. If the provider adopts a “business as usual” mentality, this may lead to dysfunctional behavior, subsequent harm to the provider and suboptimal care for subsequent patients. This lecture provides an overview of the impact that an adverse event may have on the health care provider and patient safety.

Gap to be addressed by this activity (knowledge, skills, practice, and/or other).

Describe how things will change as a result of this education activity.

Increase awareness and knowledge surrounding the impact of the aftermath of adverse events on health care provides and ways of coping.


Dr. Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA, FAAN is a Clinical Professor at Northeastern University and a practicing CRNA for 25 years who currently practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA, USA. Dr. van Pelt is widely regarded as an expert, scholar and leader in patient safety. Her seminal impact has been through national and international advancement of the healthcare profession through advocacy, education, research and policy development related to the aftermath of adverse events by uncovering the compelling need for clinician peer support and wellness. Dr. van Pelt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, 2012 AANA Foundation Doctoral Fellow and a 2014 American Hospital Association / National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety/Leadership Fellow. She is the MANA Wellness Committee Chair, a MA State peer Advisor and most recently was appointed to the American Academy of Nursing’s Psychiatric, Mental Health and Substance Use Expert Panel.