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Culture and Moral Distress: What's the Connection and Why Does It Matter?

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, June 2017
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Title
Culture and Moral Distress: What's the Connection and Why Does It Matter?
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, June 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.6.msoc1-1706
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Abstract

Culture is learned behavior shared among members of a group and from generation to generation within that group. In health care work, references to "culture" may also function as code for ethical uncertainty or moral distress concerning patients, families, or populations. This paper analyzes how culture can be a factor in patient-care situations that produce moral distress. It discusses three common, problematic situations in which assumptions about culture may mask more complex problems concerning family dynamics, structural barriers to health care access, or implicit bias. We offer sets of practical recommendations to encourage learning, critical thinking, and professional reflection among students, clinicians, and clinical educators.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 5%
Unknown 20 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 24%
Student > Master 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Unspecified 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Other 5 24%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 6 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 19%
Unspecified 2 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Environmental Science 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 5 24%