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Webinar: The Many Facets of Moral Distress Across Healthcare Settings

Why is moral distress so widespread among the healthcare workforce today? 

Join us on October 19, 2021, for an in depth discussion on the continuing rise of moral distress, its impact on clinicians and the organizations in which they work, and how to meet the needs of a weary workforce that is strained beyond capacity. Register today

Expert Panelist

Nancy Berlinger, PhD
Research Scholar, The Hastings Center

Christine Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chief of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

Margit Krellwitz, MSN, BSN
Director of Nursing Services, Greenhurst Nursing Center, Arkansas

Moderated by
Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lillian S. Brunner Chair in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Professor of Nursing, and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania


Frontline healthcare workers have been at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year, shouldering the burden of a highly infectious virus that has taken the lives of more than 675,000 Americans and has affected all aspects of society. These clinicians have faced numerous ethical challenges in providing standard-of-care treatments for sick and dying patients in settings where critical resources are often lacking. They have also faced risks to their own health and well-being, as well as their extended families. Healthcare workers in non-hospital settings, such as long-term care facilities, have also seen much suffering among vulnerable elderly patients and their families.


This webinar is intended for:

  • Health care professionals, students, and trainees
  • Health system organizational leaders
  • Public and community members interested in health care issues

Questions:  NewCourtlandCenter@nursing.upenn.edu