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Dec 6, 2021

In this conversation Ed Spilg, Geriatrician at the Ottawa Hospital and Research Chair in Physician Wellness at the University of Ottawa and an AMS Phoenix Fellow and Cynda Rushton, a Nurse and Professor of Bioethics and Nursing and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University discuss moral distress, moral resilience, and mental health in healthcare workers amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic.

If you would like more information on Ed and Cynda and the important work that they are doing here are some links to get you started.

Ed Spilg
Geriatrician in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital, Assistant Professor and
Research Chair in Physician Wellness in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa,
Senior Clinical Investigator in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research
Institute, and an AMS Phoenix Fellow

Cynda Rushton
Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of
Bioethics and the School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine’s
Department of Pediatrics

Rushton, C. H. (Author & Ed) (2018) Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare. New York: Oxford University Press. (American Journal of Nursing/Elsevier Book of
the Year First Place Award in the category of professional issues 2020).

Resources for clinicians

AACN Facebook Live: I’m not ok—Dealing with the baggage of a prolonged pandemic

Mind the Gap 

Rushton Moral Resilience Scale

Moral Stress Amongst Healthcare Workers DURING COVID-19: A Guide to Moral Injury. Centre of Excellence on PTSD, 2020.