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Free Virtual Symposium - Unpacking Moral Injury: Current Understanding, Gaps, and Future Directions

Thursday, October 29, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Moral injury is the psychological distress that can occur in the aftermath of experiences that transgress deeply held moral standards. Research into moral injury has quickly polarized the military and other related communities in the way we conceptualize trauma and approach its sequelae. Moral injury is gaining recognition among many occupations and industries. Nevertheless, critical knowledge gaps still exist. This seminar will open with an introduction to moral injury, a summary of the research landscape, and current knowledge gaps. A moral injury guide for health care workers will provide a synthesis of the current scientific literature. Clinical applications of moral injury in Veterans and Public Safety Personnel will also be explored. Mr. Brian McKenna, a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, will shed light on a personal journey with moral injury.

Moderator and Speakers include:

  • Patrick Smith, PhD, President and CEO, CoE on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Related Mental Health Conditions
  • Anthony Nazarov, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Western Ontario, The MacDonald Franklin OSI Research Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Suzette Brémault-Phillips, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Alberta
  • Andrea Phelps, PhD, Associate Professor, Deputy Director, Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
  • Brian McKenna, CD, Strategic Advisor Veterans, CoE on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Related Mental Health Conditions
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