What is Moral Injury and How Does it Relate to What Healthcare Professionals are Experiencing During COVID-19?
Learn more about moral injury and how it can affect healthcare professionals during COVID-19 with Dr. Dean.
Guest Speaker: Wendy Dean, MD – President, CEO and Co-Founder of The Moral Injury of Healthcare
Host: Tricia Turner, RDMS, RVT – Chair, ARDMS Council and Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at South Hills School of Business & Technology
In this first podcast with Dr. Wendy Dean, she explains the concept of “moral injury” in healthcare, when healthcare professionals feel distressed from not being able to care for patients the way they want to because of external factors. Dr. Dean goes on to clarify how moral injury is different from burnout, although both are harmful to patient care. Finally, Dr. Dean addresses how the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified distress in practitioners and made it more challenging for healthcare leaders to provide the appropriate support.
Tune in to the second podcast with Dr. Dean, How Can Leadership Support Psychological Readiness and Recovery for Healthcare Workers? to learn more about what healthcare organizations can do to promote psychological readiness and recovery for staff.