Community Conversation – February 2023

FEBRUARY 13, 2023 –

Understanding Today’s COVID Stats and Mental Health Challenges for Patients and Medical Professionals

As we enter 2023 and our third year dealing with COVID-related Community Conversations, this month will focus on the widespread mental health challenges of medical providers and the impact on patients.  We discussed what has led to more than 100,000 physicians leaving the profession.  In order to position yourself, loved ones or clients for successful interactions with medical providers, it is important to understand their working conditions and pain points.  We also focused on strategies that can improve patient-medical provider interactions.


  • Understand the difference between Burnout and Moral Injury among Healthcare Providers
  • Review new data that shows how to reduce the risk of COVID Infection
  • Identify specific strategies that can improve patient-medical provider interaction

Speakers –

Veronika Zantop, MD, Psychiatric Hospitalist, Swedish Health Services.

Dale Reisner, MD, Healthcare Quality Improvement Consultant and former Medical Director (OB/GYN Quality and Safety) at Swedish Health Services.

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