Moral distress among healthcare professionals at a health system.

  title={Moral distress among healthcare professionals at a health system.},
  author={Rose Allen and Tanya M Judkins-Cohn and Raul deVelasco and Edwina Forges and Rosemary Lee and Laurel Clark and Maggie Procunier},
  journal={JONA'S healthcare law, ethics and regulation},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={111-8; quiz 119-20}
Moral distress is increasingly recognized as a problem affecting healthcare professionals. If not addressed, it may create job dissatisfaction, withdrawal from the moral dimensions of patient care, or even leaving the profession. Using the 21-Moral Distress Scale-Revised to assess moral distress, 323 surveys were received from 5 healthcare disciplines. The overall results showed that all disciplines experienced moderate to high actual moral distress, related to similar and/or different patient… CONTINUE READING
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