Our latest articles, interviews, and features.
HOW DOCTORS AND NURSES CAN TEAM UP TO FIGHT MORAL INJURY IN HEALTHCARE
November 20, 2019
At a recent national meeting of perioperative nurses, more than 80% of audience respondents who reported feeling distressed endorsed the term "moral injury," rather than "burnout," in an informal poll. No segment of healthcare has a corner on distress. We are all suffering.
REFRAMING CLINICIAN DISTRESS: MORAL INJURY NOT BURNOUT
September 7, 2019
For more than a decade, the term burnout has been used to describe clinician distress. Although some clinicians in federal health care systems may be protected from some of the drivers of burnout, other federal practitioners suffer from rule-driven health care practices and distant, top-down administration.
MORAL INJURY AND BURNOUT IN MEDICINE: A YEAR OF LESSONS LEARNED
July 26, 2019
As physicians, we suspected that the “burnout” of individual clinicians, though real and epidemic, was actually a symptom of some deeper structural dysfunction in the health care system.
WHY "BURNOUT" IS THE WRONG TERM FOR PHYSICIAN SUFFERING
July 23, 2019
Physician distress is mounting, but is burnout just the equivalent of gaslighting? Read Drs. Dean and Talbot's latest on Medscape.
AORN: IT'S MORAL INJURY, NOT BURNOUT
June 9, 2019
As Dr. Dean prepares to speak at the annual AORN Excellence Conference, the Outpatient Surgery journal published a blog on Dr. Dean's upcoming talk.
BEYOND BURNOUT: THE REAL PROBLEM FACING DOCTORS IS MORAL INJURY
March 15, 2019
We contend burnout is an inaccurate diagnosis for the condition and instead, that physicians are experiencing moral injury.
MORAL INJURY TO MEDICAL STUDENTS
October 1, 2018
Wendy Dean, MD and Simon Talbot, MD address the challenges facing medical students as they learn the brass tacks of medicine as well as navigate the complicated world of healthcare.
THE HAPPY DOC PODCAST: MORAL INJURY
December 7, 2018
Wendy Dean, MD and Simon Talbot, MD, are featured on the 100th episode of The Happy Doc podcast. More on their solutions for Moral Injury in the link!
THE ACCAD AND KOKA SHOW: EPISODE 31
September 19, 2018
Wendy Dean, MD, and Simon Talbot, MD, were interviewed on Episode 31 of The Accad and Koka Show by hosts Drs. Michel Accad and Anish Kokka.
PHYSICIANS AREN’T ‘BURNING OUT.’ THEY’RE SUFFERING FROM MORAL INJURY
July 30, 2018
Wendy Dean, MD, and Simon Talbot, MD, explore the origin of burnout with their landmark article on Moral Injury.