Moral Injury: What it is and Why it Matters in a Pandemic
Presented by Dr. Esther Murray
IThe webinar will be about Moral Injury: What it is and why it matters in a pandemic. It will outline the topic, and also give us a chance to think about ways in which we might tackle moral injury by recognising what is difficult about this particular pandemic.
ABOUT DR. ESTHER MURRAY
Dr Esther Murray is a Chartered and Registered Health Psychologist with an interest in social inequalities in health, wellbeing in medical students and doctors, and doctor patient communication. Her research is in the area of moral injury in healthcare professionals and allied healthcare professionals. She works alongside different groups of healthcare professionals, including medical students, to develop short interventions to improve psychological wellbeing.
She has delivered workshops on this topic at various hospitals and Colleges in the UK. She has been a health psychologist for 12 years, initially working in cardiac care both in service improvement and psychological interventions for patients, later going on to a career in academia.
Her early research was in chronic pain and its effect on doctor-patient communication and she has a background in psychological intervention in cardiac care and training NHS staff in communication skills. She ran an MSc in Health Psychology for a number of years and now teaches Health Psychology to MBBS students at Barts and she is course leader for the iBSc in Medical Education.
Her research and research supervision has covered the topic of help-seeking via exploring lived experience of army officers, women with chronic pain and now doctors in emergency medicine. She teaches extensively in qualitative research methods for clinicians, especially in medical education.
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