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What Moral Distress in Nursing History Could Suggest about the Future of Health Care

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What Moral Distress in Nursing History Could Suggest about the Future of Health Care
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American Medical Association (AMA), June 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.6.mhst1-1706
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The concept of moral distress was defined in 1984 as (a) the psychological distress of (b) being in a situation in which one is constrained from acting (c) on what one knows to be right. A substantial literature on the subject has developed, primarily in nursing ethics. The aforementioned elements of distress are applied here to areas of clinical and organizational significance: (a) distress from causing intimate pain during care of the dying, (b) constraints stemming from proximate and background challenges of health care organizations, and (c) changing perspectives on therapeutic technologies derived from global environmental perspectives. Although moral distress may be increasing in clinical settings, nursing advocates are developing positive ways to cope with it that can help clinicians in general.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 16%
Student > Master 8 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 15%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 24 44%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 13%
Psychology 4 7%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 12 22%