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The Long Shadow of COVID: Reflecting on Moral Challenges

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October 13, 2021 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM | WEBINAR

This webinar is part of the COVID Corner series, and is a collaboration between the Cumming School of Medicine's Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development at the University of Calgary, The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Office of Lifelong Learning at the University of Alberta, and Well Doc Alberta.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. List moral dilemmas faced by physicians.

  2. Explain the construct of moral distress.

  3. Describe approaches for dealing with moral dilemmas and their consequences.


Please Note: We wish to highlight that the content is focused primarily on the physician experience during the pandemic. All healthcare provider groups likely experience both unique and shared challenges, though the science has not explored how it may be similar or different for various kinds of providers. Thus we welcome you and hope that you will find the webinar translatable and helpful.


  • Alicia Polachek MA (Sociology)

  • Cheryl Mack MD, MA

  • Eric Wasylenko MD, CCFP (PC), MHSc (Bioethics)

  • Fleur Yumol MSc, MSW, RCSW, Managing Director of the third-party service provider for the AMA’s PFSP assistance line


  • Denise Campbell-Scherer MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP Associate Dean Lifelong Learning & Physician Learning Program, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

  • Thomas Raedler MD Site-chief, Foothills Medical Centre, Department of Psychiatry; Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education - Hotchkiss Brain Institute; Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for 2.0 hours.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for 2.0 credits.

This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from Alberta Health Services, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and from the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP).

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