A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture Healing Healthcare Together: A Fireside Chat with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

Thursday, October 26, 2023
12:00-1:00pm Old Cabell Hall Auditorium


Lives are at stake in healthcare. Not only the lives of patients, families, and communities, but also health workers themselves.  Prompted by the pandemic’s visible strain, the US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued a May 2022 advisory on Health Worker Burnout.  This advisory set a national priority for supporting the wellbeing and mental health of health workers. 

Now more than ever, the mission and vision of UVA’s Compassionate Care Initiative are relevant, compelling, and urgent.  To grow safe and high-functioning healthcare environments where all staff embody compassion in their work, we must equip individuals, teams, and organizations with the skills of wellbeing, collaboration, and leadership.  Overcoming the healthcare challenges will require “me” and “we” solutions.

Medical Center Hour is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, see Center for Health Humanities and Ethics: https://med.virginia.edu/biomedical-ethics/medical-center-hour/

Watch Medical Center Hour recordings at https://www.youtube.com/user/UVAMCH