Looking at the Positive Side of Moral Distress: Why Itís a Problem

 

Elizabeth G. Epstein and Ashley R. Hurst 

 

Moral distress, is, at its core, an organizational problem. It is experienced on a personal level, but its causes originate within the system itself. In this commentary, we argue that moral distress is not inherently good, that effective interventions must address the external sources of moral distress, and that while there is a place for resilience in the healthcare professions, it cannot be an effective antidote to moral distress.

 

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