The education session at the 2022 Doctors Nova Scotia annual conference will focus on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in medicine and how moral injury is a likely factor at the root of physician burnout.
Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed will lead physicians in a reflection on opportunities to enable equity in medicine, focusing on anti-racism. She will particularly explore the concept of “institutional betrayal,” in which institutions claim to espouse values but do not act on them.
Dr. Christy Simpson will build our understanding of moral injury. Moral injury is the psychological, social and spiritual impact of events involving betrayal or transgression of one’s own deeply held moral beliefs and values in high-stakes situations.
About the presenters