Moral injury in the context of street homelessness

The presenters will define the concept of moral injury in the context of street homelessness and invite participants to share examples of potentially morally injurious events (PMIEs) from their lived and/or practice experience, utilize case vignettes to workshop language around moral injury that outreach workers and clinicians can use, and jointly identify teaching and organizational change strategies to increase structural competence in caring for people who have experienced moral injury in the context of street homelessness. Note: This session will include direct discussion of traumatic experiences and criminalized behavior.

Speakers: Megan Smith, Outreach worker / Adjunct assistant professor / Assistant professor, House of Hope / Alpert Medical School / Rhode Island College; Maureen Sumner, Peer mentor House of Hope; David Araujo, House of Hope

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Categories: Clinical Practice, Ethical and Cultural Issues, Homeless Services, Medical Ethics, Poverty & Health, Provider Burnout, Severe Mental Illness, Workforce Development and Support
Tags: 2024 National HCH Conference
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