CDP Presents: The Moral Cost of Responding to COVID-19: Identifying and Addressing Moral Injury in Healthcare Personnel and First Responders Online via Zoom
13 August, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: Given the current pandemic and concerns about moral distress experienced by individuals on the frontlines, the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) will convene a group of experts to discuss strategies for identifying and addressing moral injury. The goal is to bring leaders in the field together to share ideas and recommendations about how behavioral health providers and communities can support individuals at risk for experiencing distress from exposure to COVID-19-related ethical challenges. Panelists will share knowledge based on working with and researching moral injury in Service members and Veterans and other populations and brainstorm ways to apply it to healthcare providers, first responders and the National Guard. The latest research, interventions, and resources will be discussed.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, Veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Appraise the concepts of moral injury and moral distress and how they manifest.
- Evaluate the current state of research and treatment for moral injury.
- Develop initial strategies for assessing and assisting individuals exposed to COVID-19-related moral challenges.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
Final CE approval is pending.
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
For questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Micah Norgard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Chris Adams (email@example.com).