Moral Matters
We Know How to Do This l Episode 11: Dr. Andrea Levine

We Know How to Do This l Episode 11: Dr. Andrea Levine

March 4, 2021

As the first wave of COVID-19 cases hit the US, severe respiratory distress dominated conversations about treating the disease. Dr. Andrea Levine, a Pulmonary Critical Care physician at the University of Maryland and program director of their Critical Care Medicine Fellowship shares her experience as a respiratory expert on the front line of the pandemic. While alarmingly ill patients flooded the ICU, Dr. Levine was reminded to lean on her knowledge of evidence-based medicine over the “social media-based medicine” prevalent during the first few weeks of the crisis. This episode discusses the limitations of care when resources are scarce, the importance of patient-centered care, and how the healthcare system can rebuild trust with patients and physicians.

Ask Us Anything l Episode 10

Ask Us Anything l Episode 10

February 4, 2021
You asked, we answered! Join us for our 10th episode of Moral Matters, where Drs. Dean and Talbot field listener questions about what Moral Injury is, who it affects, and what you can do about it.
We Make It Happen l Episode 9: Dr. Labuski & Dr. Bellissimo

We Make It Happen l Episode 9: Dr. Labuski & Dr. Bellissimo

January 21, 2021
This week, radiologists Dr. Mark Labuski and Dr. Joe Bellissimo join us to talk about a practice that is taking exceptional care of both their patients and their employees. Their commitment to a strong culture of care and service, and to making sure clinicians are doing what they trained for, are the key elements in their success. This is a story of leadership excellence.
Just Say Thank You l Bonus Episode: Dr. Hallie Brooks

Just Say Thank You l Bonus Episode: Dr. Hallie Brooks

January 9, 2021

The system is broken, and we aren’t just talking about healthcare here. Dr. Hallie Brooks joins us to describe her experience as an ER physician during the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode is raw and from the heart.

Never Lead with Finances | Episode 8: Ed Tufaro

Never Lead with Finances | Episode 8: Ed Tufaro

January 7, 2021

This week’s episode is a stunning example of how administrators and physicians can come together to ensure the well-being of their staff, patients, and community, even during a global pandemic. Ed Tufaro, SVP of Operations at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, and his team prioritized placing people over profit, even before state governments took action.

Call the Irish Caucus l Episode 7: Council Member Carlina Rivera

Call the Irish Caucus l Episode 7: Council Member Carlina Rivera

December 21, 2020

Carlina Rivera never expected to find herself in politics, and she certainly never expected to be the chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Hospitals during a global pandemic. This week, CM Rivera provides us with an invaluable behind-the-scenes look into the bureaucratic challenges of managing the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC, from canceling the St. Patrick's Day Parade to advocating for healthcare workers' mental health and safety, and more.

Contact CM Rivera to share data and stories at district2@council.nyc.gov 

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We’re Out Of Surgical Options l Episode 6: Michael Fedor

We’re Out Of Surgical Options l Episode 6: Michael Fedor

December 10, 2020
In this episode, Michael Fedor shares a harrowing account of advocating for his wife, Serena, and their infant son, Luke, through a perilous childbirth and for weeks afterward. Michael shares how he leveraged his experience in public service and teaching to fight for their lives. This conversation is about the critical illnesses of Serena and Luke. It gets pretty intense at times, so you might want to consider when and where you listen.
 
We ran out of time to include our conversation about his own healing, but for Michael, making his Chicken Noodle Soup offers comfort on many levels. 
 
Who Is Going To Fight For Us l Episode 5: Dr. Elena Perea

Who Is Going To Fight For Us l Episode 5: Dr. Elena Perea

November 27, 2020

In this episode of Moral Matters, Dr. Wendy Dean interviews Dr. Elena Perea. Dr. Perea works as a hospital psychiatrist at the crossroads of medicine and mental health. Dr. Perea's account of moral injury is powerful and stems from the gap between what she knows is the best care for patients and  what, too often, is the reality of limited care available for mental health conditions in the US. This conversation includes a bit of strong language and brief mentions of child abuse, so please consider whether and where you listen.

 

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The Place Was Lava l Episode 4: Dr. Jane Kim

The Place Was Lava l Episode 4: Dr. Jane Kim

November 12, 2020

In this episode of Moral Matters, Dr. Jane Kim, an Emergency Medicine Physician on the front lines of COVID-19 in New York City, shares her experience of COVID, and how moral injury pervaded her experience both professionally and personally. We want to hear from you. Send a voice memo or note to info@moralinjury.healthcare. 

Feeling Helpless? Take Action l Episode 3: Dr. Don Berwick

Feeling Helpless? Take Action l Episode 3: Dr. Don Berwick

October 29, 2020

In this episode of Moral Matters, Dr. Wendy Dean interviews Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Berwick is a long-time advocate for improving healthcare for both patients and providers. During this conversation, we talk about the moral imperative of change in healthcare; how we can approach the challenges more effectively; and why working together will be critical.

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