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UVA Medical Center Hour - October 21

You are invited to UVA's next Medical Center Hour, THE STIGMA OF CLINICIAN BURNOUT: BREAKING THROUGH THE CULTURE OF SILENCE, on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm, on Zoom.

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic's extraordinary stresses for front-line healthcare

workers, doctors and nurses in the U.S. were experiencing high rates of depression,

anxiety, and PTSD—and dying by suicide at twice the rate of the general population.

But healthcare workforce burnout made major media headlines in April 2020 with the

death by suicide of New York City-based emergency medicine physician and Covid

survivor Dr. Lorna Breen. This Medical Center Hour examines legislative efforts sparked

by Dr. Breen’s death to reduce stigmatization of health professionals’ mental health

needs and calls for healthcare organizations—and individual doctors and nurses—to

develop real strategies to address burnout’s root causes and create workplace cultures

that truly and sustainably care for the health and well-being of those who serve.

The Medical Center Hour will feature:

  • Jennifer B. Feist JD, Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation, Charlottesville VA

  • J. Corey Feist JD MBA, Co-founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation and Chief Executive Officer, UVA Physicians Group, UVA

  • Pam Cipriano PhD RN NEA-BC FAAN, Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, UVA

  • A. Bobby Chhabra MD, Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and President, UVA Physicians Group, UVA

A Zoom Webinar: Passcode: 439854

Medical Center Hour programs are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, see Center for Health Humanities and Ethics: Watch Medical Center Hour recordings at

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