Beyond moral distress: Preserving the ethical integrity of nurses

Woods, Martin
March 2014
Nursing Ethics;Mar2014, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p127
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the best way to deal with what is called nursing "moral distress," a phenomenon that refers to the existence of a moral element or threat to a nurse's moral integrity that causes feelings of anxiousness, or suffering. Topics include the causes of moral distress in nursing practice, how nurses should respond to such a dilemma, and the wide range of ethical situations leading to the experience of moral distress.


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