Moral Injury, Psychological Wellbeing in Medicine and COVID – now what?
Before the pandemic broke out, we knew we had a stressed and overstretched workforce and many were working on finding ways to alleviate that stress. Now we have an opportunity to reflect on what has worked and what we might want to hold on to as we move forward, living and working alongside COVID-19. We have been reminded of the inequalities and challenges in our workforce and the difficulties in ensuring there is proper accountability for recognising these. We are more aware than ever of the material and structural issues in healthcare, such as insufficient equipment and space.
We have also had the opportunity to find out what really works in such challenging times. In this talk we will reflect on the issues which most impact healthcare practitioners and how these might be mitigated. We will review international evidence on what is helping and how we can hold on to it.
This session is suitable for nurses, doctors, paramedics and allied health professionals. Anyone with a keen interest in leadership, psychological wellbeing at work, moral injury.
– Delegates will learn about the international perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare profession
– Delegates will learn what has worked recently and in previous pandemics to protect the workforce
– Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on what strategies have helped them, recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ model
– Delegates will have an opportunity to share what they have found to be best practice in their workplace
– Usual psychological reactions to stressful situations will also be discussed