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.
The sad truth is that many physicians are dissatisfied with their careers. They still enjoy helping their patients, but often feel beaten down by many challenges that overwhelm the reason they went into medicine in the first place. Surveys show that many physicians blame a lack of autonomy for their frustration. But what does physician autonomy mean in today’s healthcare world?
In the video below, Dr. Wendy Dean is interviewed by Medscape on how physicians can reclaim their autonomy and find satisfaction in their roles again. The transcription is available on Medscape, or by clicking here.
“In modern day healthcare, who is really in charge of how patients are treated? Healthcare providers are starting to speak out about how the business side of the industry can interfere with doctors providing the best care for patients. Some call it a “broken healthcare system.”
Dr. Wendy Dean was interviewed by Melina Wisecoup, in the NTD studio in New York City, to discuss moral injury and the business of healthcare.