Moral Distress or Moral Comfort
Corley, Mary C.
Bioethics Forum 2002; 18(1-2): 7-14
Moral distress in healthcare results from a professional's inability to provide compassionate care to patients because of individual, or societal barriers. Research suggests that moral distress is a growing concern among nurses, and may be a major reason why nurses leave one job for another or abandon the profession of nursing. Some professionals, however, have identified strategies that help them work though [sic] their moral distress toward an experience of moral comfort. These strategies may be individual, organization, or societal. The focus of this paper is to identify examples of strategies professionals have used to alleviate distressful feelings and enhance moral comfort.
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