Cutting-Edge Strategies to Combat Burnout and Moral Distress in Healthcare Professionals

On episode 446 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Sandra Shallcross, PhD, LP regarding her use of evidence-based, cutting-edge strategies for to combat burnout and moral distress in healthcare professionals.

In the course of their conversation, Keith and Dr. Shallcross discuss how commonly used, well-meaning, yet cookie-cutter wellness and self-care techniques cannot get to the core of the moral distress and burnout being experienced by healthcare professionals at this time in history. The solution to the many dangerously ubiquitous challenges to the health and well-being of thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide lies in addressing both systemic issues and individual narratives that stand in the way of healing. Dr. Shallcross’s “Joy in Practice” online course offers a comprehensive yet efficient approach to achieving real change.

Sandra Shallcross, PhD, LP received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Trauma Psychology at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. She has devoted much of her career to exploring the core dimensions of human resilience and purpose. In 2015, she embarked on a mission to change the landscape of healthcare practitioner training. She has carefully crafted resources across educational modalities, from one-on-one services, to dynamic presentations and transformative workshops.

In 2022, Dr. Shallcross expanded her services to create Restore Health Academy, an accessible, online resource grounded in cutting-edge clinician well-being approaches. She is committed to foregrounding gold-standard, evidence-based strategies in all her training, including cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based practices. Her teaching, informed by 25 years of personal practice in yoga and meditation, is rooted in compassion and an ethical dedication to supporting the well-being of clinicians and patients alike.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media ringmaster and newsletter wrangler.

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