SENTINEL EVENT By N., Sam M.S. - 2 Health administration. an event that requires immediate attention. SENTINEL EVENT: "A sentinel event sends a signal or sounds a warning requiring immediate attention." Related Psychology Terms DETECTION THEORY Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population ATARACTIC (Atanndc) PAIN DRIVE LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams HEARING (AUDITION) PMDD: Can It Be Cured? COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY Evaluation of a Quantitative Study Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SENTINEL EVENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sentinel-event/ (accessed June 26, 2022).