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February 21, 2023

Virtual Town Hall: Public Safety Personnel Moral Injury & Coping during COVID-19

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March 9, 2023 11:00 am CST (12:00 pm EST)


Dr. Kim Ritchie and Mauda Karram will present emerging research findings from the Trauma and Recovery Research Unit’s nation-wide study on public safety’s personnel’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a combination of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, the presenters will look further into conceptualizing public safety personnel’s experiences of potentially morally injurious events and their outcomes. This discussion will be followed by a qualitative analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced public safety personnel’s coping strategies. Kim and Mauda will wrap up their presentation with a live question and answer period.


Dr. Kim Ritchie
Assistant Professor at Trent University

Dr. Kim Ritchie is a is an Assistant Professor at Trent University and holds an Adjunct position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University. Since joining the Trauma and Recovery lab in 2020, she has been co-leading a national study examining the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare providers. In addition, Kim has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience as a registered nurse and completed PhD in Rehabilitation Science from Queen’s University. She currently conducts research on PTSD, trauma, and moral injury in military/ Veterans, healthcare providers and public safety personnel.

Mauda Karram
Clinical Research Assistant at McMaster University

Mauda Karram is a Clinical Research Assistant in the Trauma and Recovery Research Unit at McMaster University. She completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster in the (science honours) Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour (mental health specialization) program with a minor in Theatre and Film studies. Currently, she is the project coordinator for the Moral Injury project in the lab, where she has undertaken various research endeavors on healthcare providers’ and public safety personnel’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This session will be presented in English.

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