WEBINAR: Productivity Pressures, Medical Errors and Burnout


Course Curriculum
Numerous reports from health professionals in the United States who treat warriors returned from combat in the Middle East describe a phenomenon now called “moral injury.”  This condition is characterized as intensely unpleasant feelings of worthlessness and shame in having witnessed or in being complicitous with moral atrocities during the Middle East crisis.  This may include feelings of 1) profoundly deflated and injured self-esteem, 2) unnerving lack of control over one’s life, and 3) persistent feelings of endangerment.  “De-centered” lives that admit significant moral injury spin out of control and often become either personally or interpersonally destructive and burned out.
                
This presentation will theorize that health professionals witness a less devastating but nevertheless extremely serious variant of this by way of a variety of situations involving working with disruptive and defiant family members, experiencing workplace bullying, encountering allegations of harm-causing medical error, and facing impossible production pressures and quotas.  We will examine each of these at some length and discuss their effects on health professionals.  The talk will conclude with strategies whereby the intensity of these threats might be lessened and managed in healthy, resilient ways that restore some sense of centeredness to health care professionals.        

Learning Objectives 
At the completion of this program, the participants will be able to:
1. Differentiate between the ideas of moral injury and moral de-centeredness. 
2. Identify examples of de-centering elements in health care environments. 
3. Discuss ways to prevent the chronic and persistent experience of de-centeredness in health care. 

Target Audience
This session is recommended for all healthcare personnel.

Faculty

Dr. John Banja is a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a medical ethicist at the Center for Ethics at Emory University. He also directs the Section on Ethics for the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Emory. Dr. Banja has conducted research and educational projects with numerous federal and private organizations. He currently serves as the editor of the American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience. His research interests include patient safety, neuroethics and ethical dilemmas occurring in clinical and translational research. His most recent book, Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism, was published in 2005. John has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
When
7/12/2018 - 7/12/2018
Where
Webinar
United States

Program


Thursday, 12 July 2018

 
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
7/12/2018 12:30 PM
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
7/12/2018 12:30 PM
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
7/12/2018 12:30 PM
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
7/12/2018 12:30 PM

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