Dr. Wendy Dean Live | What is Moral Injury in Healthcare, (And Why Do We Care?)

Dr. Wendy Dean is a hot-shot doctor, deep thinker, and big-time innovator in health care.   She started out as an emergency room doctor, moved to at least to other super impressive positions, and now leads the Moral Injury of Healthcare non-profit https://fixmoralinjury.org.   She also runs the podcast Moral Matters.

In this live interview we talk about Moral Injury and why the rest of us non-health care types should care.  (The answer is because in order to get better care, we’re going to have to help our physicians focus on care — and not on record keeping, profits, reimbursement and all of the myriad of things they have to do in lieu of being awesome providers.   Our doctors, Wendy tells us, are overwhelmed and exhausted.  What they really want to do is to be full-time physicians;  what they end up doing is a collection of distractions at the very least.

Good news:  Dr. Wendy Dean is on the case.  She is working with health care systems (and anybody else who sees what a massive problem this is) to nurture their physicians, to make them feel heard and listened to with the end goal of improving patient care nationwide.   She has big goals.  But from my seat here in my studio, she is the right person in the right job.

At the end of the interview, I ask Wendy what gives her hope.  Here answer made me happy.  She said the people on the front lines of health care give her hope…they keep doing the right thing for their patients no matter what.  And administrators more and more are giving her hope because they too work hard to get the right care to the right people in the right ways.  Nice.

Thanks Dr. Dean.  It was a pleasure.

And yup…. I heard you.  “Wear a mask!”   Ok.  I’m in.

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Biography of a Motivational Speaker

Brad Montgomery is not a physician, but he sure likes to talk to them!  He’s a motivational keynote speaker who, for whatever wonderful reason, often is a healthcare speaker.  He speaks to groups in and related to health care including hospital systems, health care software companies, Health care associations, and dozens of other related health industries.

Whether your organization meets one of those categories or not, we’d love to talk.  Call us and well talk about how Brad can help ramp up your meeting from good to great.

(Oh…going online?  Need a virtual online motivational speaker?   We got you covered there too!)