Moral Injury in Veterans of War

Maguen, Shira; Litz, Brett
January 2012
PTSD Research Quarterly;Jan2012, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p1
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The article discusses the posttraumatic stress disorders or moral injury in military personnel who have serviced in wars. It defines moral injury as perpetrating, bearing witness to, or learning about acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations. Transgression can be due to witnessing intense human suffering or the grotesque aftermath of battles or war. Several studies related to moral injury has been discussed.


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