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Moral Distress and the SLP’s Game: Put Burnout on the Run (PD102263)

Presenter(s): Josephine (Josie) Sevier Alston, MA, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Many SLPs in health care settings feel as though they are slowly losing “the game” and experiencing career burnout. This session explores moral distress and how it can impact the SLP’s long game. The speaker addresses difficult situations that SLPs confront daily in their health care careers and shares useful tools to get to the root of your moral distress. The session will help you develop a new game plan with strategies to come out with a win.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference "Empowered SLPs in Health Care: Breaking Barriers and Shaping Solutions."

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • list five common examples of moral distress in the health care work environment that can lead to career burnout
  • utilize the "5 Whys" to identify the driving force of common problems in your workplace
  • develop three SMART goals for taking action and implementing change to make immediate improvements in your work environment

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102263
Available Through: June 28, 2026