Moral Injury: Reframing Clinician Distress

October 6, 2022 at 12 PM CT
ASHRM  Webinar Series
Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $99.00
Speaker: Wendy Dean

ASHRM CE Credit: 1.0

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This webinar will discuss the extent of health care clinician distress and the risks to workforce strength.

There was a crisis of distress in health care before COVID, which the pandemic exacerbated. The approaches in place for several decades have been less effective than we’d hoped. Understanding the true roots of the problem will better enable appropriate, effective solutions, while simultaneously supporting a struggling workforce.


  • • Discuss the extent of clinician distress and the risks to workforce strength
  • • Describe how moral injury differs from burnout
  • • Name three (or more) approaches to addressing moral injury
ASHRM CE Credits 1.0
CNE Credits 1.0

This is a live event. Recordings will not be shared with attendees following the conclusion of this webinar.

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Speaker Bio

Wendy Dean, MD is a psychiatrist, who also practiced as an emergency room physician, trained as a surgeon, worked for the U.S. Army, and as an executive at a large international non-profit. She spent her clinical career seeking a practice environment where she could provide the care she knew her patients deserved, in a way that was sustainable for her. Her own personal experiences as a physician, a family member, and a patient inform her unflinching advocacy for clinicians and patients alike. Dean is the CEO and co-founder, with Simon G. Talbot, MD, of The Moral Injury of Healthcare (, a nonprofit organization reframing how to assess and address distress in the healthcare workforce.Dean earned her BA from Smith College, her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and did residency training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH. She is a lifelong equestrian and, with her husband, raised two sons on a centuries-old smallholding farm, which they share with an ever-changing assortment of animals.