Most nurses are bound to experience moral distress. It happens when they know what ethical action to take but are unable to take it. It sometimes occurs when a nurse watches a dying patient go through treatment that ultimately won’t heal them, or when a conflict arises between clinicians providing care for a patient.
So what should nurses do to maintain integrity in the midst of moral distress?
In a new article in HealthLeaders Media, Cynda Rushton, Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics, offers three tactics:
- Be in tune with your body
- Notice your emotions
- Identify your assumptions and biases
Check out the article for more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DANIELLE KRESS
As Media Relations Coordinator/Writer, Danielle connects media with the faculty and students of the school of nursing. She writes press releases, magazine articles, blog posts, and more.