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St. Andrews Healthcare presents Working with Moral injury in Healthcare Settings: Evidence and Practice

St Andrew’s Healthcare and the British Psychological Society are delighted to be jointly hosting a one day conference to bring together health professionals and the leading researchers in this field to explore conceptual and clinical issues relating to Moral Injury.

Moral injury has predominantly been explored in military populations, although more recently its relevance to past and currently serving police, paramedics, healthcare practitioners, veterinary practitioners, journalists and teachers has been explored. Dr. Wendy Dean will present on her foundational work with moral injury.

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SUNY Downstate: Moral Injury Grand Rounds

Drs. Dean and Talbot will present on moral injury at SUNY Downstate on December 2, 2020 at 11am.

The event will be held virtually. The doctors will present for 30 minutes and have 30 minutes of Q&A.

To attend, please visit:

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Forbes: There Are Words To Describe What’s Happening To Our Health Workforce – And Burnout Is Not It

What exactly is moral injury – and how do we address the continued challenges faced by healthcare workers?

Moral Injury: An erosion of a person’s moral framework that results from violation(s), often leading to one questioning their field of practice or work as trustworthy or safe. This can often be thought of as providers having highly conflicting allegiances between work demands and the Hippocratic Oath. 

Finish reading this post on Forbes.com

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People.com: Nurses Feeling the Strain of the COVID Pandemic Say the Resurgence Is ‘Paralyzing’

Researchers are concerned that nurses working in a rapidly changing crisis like the pandemic can develop a psychological response called “moral injury.”

“Probably the biggest driver of burnout is unrecognized unintended moral injury.”

In parts of the country over the summer, nurses got some mental health respite when cases declined, said Dr. Wendy Dean.

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Talkspace: How Medical Workers Are Coping With The Trauma of COVID-19

“The pandemic arrived to a healthcare system that’s already deeply in crisis,” said Wendy Dean, a psychiatrist and president of Moral Injury of Healthcare, a group that advocates for more sustainable medical workplaces. “All of the challenges that clinicians are facing prior to the pandemic are just highlighted, exacerbated, and added to.”

In this piece with Talkspace, Dr. Dean outlines some of the basics of moral injury prevention for individuals to take.

As always, our organization has resources available for organizations and individuals experiencing moral injury due to COVID-19.

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