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Update | 96: Addressing Moral Distress Across the Healthcare Workforce

March 29, 2024


March 2024 marks two years since President Biden signed into law the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act. This landmark, first-of-its-kind legislation has funded more than $100 million in grants to implement strategies to reduce and prevent burnout, stress and suicide, sustain well-being, and build workplace cultures and practices so our healthcare workforce can thrive!

The law and the recent bipartisan resolution designating March 18th asHealth Workforce Well-Being Dayof Awareness is keeping the spotlight and urgency on this workforce crisis and helping reduce stigma, advance research, and ensure that those who care for us can get the care they need.

So we’re having another listen to this episode recorded Live at Aspen Ideas: Health in 2023 where an expert panel led by nurse economist Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, vividly describes how many of our health workplaces and practices are exhausting, overly burdensome, and causing moral distress. Kathy Howell, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, former Chief Nurse Executive, UCHealth; Corey Feist, President and Co-Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation; and Iman Abuzeid, CEO and Co-Founder, Incredible Health, provide insight into what healthcare talent is seeking from their careers, how forward-leaning health executives are responding to market conditions and workforces that have dramatically shifted, and the readily available system level policy changes urgently needed to support and sustain a thriving health workforce.

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