Ep 26: Discussion with Dr Rosie Forlano

Prof Joe Covid 19 Aged Care Podcast by Prof Joe

Episode notes

Episode 26 introduces our guest Dr Rosie Forlano, an experienced psychiatrist who works at one of our largest public hospitals in Victoria.

Prof Joe and Dr Rosie Forlano explore the mental health challenges faced by aged care and health workers in managing the ethical and moral dilemmas arising from Covid-19 pandemic. The explore ‘moral injury’ defined as the psychological distress that results from actions, or the lack of them, which violate someone’s moral or ethical code.

Examples how this may arise include Following decisions made by others that you believe are unethical or against guidance you’re your profession; putting residents or workmates in danger because we are working outside our normal competency and; feeling let down because we are working with insufficient resources that could have been avoided.

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