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The PTSD-like Affliction That’s Traumatizing Health Care Workers

The invisible wounds of moral injury run deep for those on the front lines

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“Some experiences imprint themselves beyond where language can speak.” These are the words of psychiatrist and trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk. This is also the experience of many health care workers ensnared in the Covid-19…

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Michele DeMarco

Michele DeMarco

Award-winning writer, therapist, clinical ethicist, and researcher specializing in moral injury. I talk about the stuff many won’t. micheledemarco.com

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