Moral distress in perinatal nursing.

  title={Moral distress in perinatal nursing.},
  author={Linda Beth Tiedje},
  journal={The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing},
  volume={14 2},
This work focuses on an emerging concept in nursing ethics--moral distress. Unlike an ethical dilemma where one does not know the right thing to do, in contrast, moral distress occurs when one knows the right thing to do but is constrained by the institution or one's coworkers in doing it. Moral distress is a process that involves recognition that a decision is difficult to act upon; the experience of emotional distress inherent in that situation; choosing strategies; and then acting. Whistle… CONTINUE READING

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