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MSNBC: Live with Joshua Johnson

Dr. Wendy Dean was the featured mental health expert on MSNBC’s Live with Joshua Johnson on May 2, 2020. She first defines moral injury and then goes on to discuss the impossibly difficult decisions and conditions clinicians are working under during the coronavirus pandemic. She goes on to caution about calling healthcare workers heroes, because there will come a time when those heroes need to be human and process the trauma they have undergone during this time.

Image of Dr. Wendy Dean and Joshua Johnson split screen during interview,.
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Newsy: Medical Workers Treating COVID-19 Patients Face Mental Health Risks

Health experts say it’s crucial to acknowledge and mitigate the risks to clinicians mental health in the short and long terms.

Medical workers treating COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of mental health issues. Experts say it’s crucial to acknowledge and mitigate those risks in the short and long terms. Dr. Wendy Dean was interviewed for her perspective on how to shift the oncoming moral injury onslaught.

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