At a recent national meeting of perioperative nurses, more than 80% of audience respondents who reported feeling distressed endorsed the term “moral injury,” rather than “burnout,” in an informal poll. No segment of healthcare has a corner on distress. We are all suffering. We must Team Up to Fight Moral Injury!
Drs. Esther Murray, Charlotte Krahé, and Danë Goodman carry out original research to describe the risks and effects of moral injury on doctors-in-training.
Clinical psychiatrist Johnathan Shay describes the concept of moral injury, which he developed from his work with Vietnam veterans who had been diagnosed with PTSD but did not respond to PTSD treatment.