Speakers: Jennifer B. Feist JD, Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation, Charlottesville VA
J. Corey Feist JD MBA, Co-founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation and Chief Executive Officer, UVA Physicians Group, UVA
Pam Cipriano PhD RN NEA-BC FAAN, Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, UVA
A. Bobby Chhabra MD, Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and President, UVA Physicians Group, UVA
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic's extraordinary stresses for front-line healthcare workers, doctors and nurses in the U.S. were experiencing high rates of depression, anxiety, and PTSD—and dying by suicide at twice the rate of the general population. But healthcare workforce burnout made major media headlines in April 2020 with the death by suicide of New York City-based emergency medicine physician and Covid survivor Dr. Lorna Breen. This Medical Center Hour examines legislative efforts sparked by Dr. Breen’s death to reduce stigmatization of health professionals’ mental health needs and calls for healthcare organizations—and individual doctors and nurses—to develop real strategies to address burnout’s root causes and create workplace cultures that truly and sustainably care for the health and well-being of those who serve.
A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture, co-presented with UVA Physicians Group and the Compassionate Care Initiative, School of Nursing, UVA
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