People, practice & policy

April 2012
Nursing Review (1173-8014);APRIL, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p25
The article offers the insights of Massey University researcher Martin Woods on the results of his survey on moral distress. Wood states that 48% of the approximately 400 respondents considered quitting on their job due to moral distress. He says that unsafe staffing levels or incompetent workmates and institutional constraints are among the common cause of moral distress. He adds that such situations lead New Zealand nurses under huge pressure unable to address some difficult ethical issues. INSET: Top five major sources of moral distress.


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