A deep dive into moral injury
Our guest for this episode is Dr. Patricia Pittman, a Professor of Health Policy and Management and the Director of the Health Workforce Research Center at George Washington. Dr. Pittman is part of a team of researchers working on the Moral Injury Project, the aim of which is to inform the healthcare industry and the broader public about the challenges facing nurses and about the importance of system-level changes to address these problems.
Dr. Pittman and her team have been collecting stories of moral injury from nurses across a variety of levels and settings in order to identify the constraints that are weakening the social conscience of the profession. Today she talks with Dam about what she’s learned from this project, why she thinks the causes of moral injury need to be addressed at the policy level, and how nurses can get involved.
Links to recommended reading:
- Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity
- The Moral Injury Project
- Physicians aren’t ‘burning out.’ They’re suffering from moral injury
- Episode 50: Building resilience in the face of moral suffering
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/polly-pittman