I live in Western Kentucky with my daughter and my fiancée and where I have been a bedside nurse for many years. I started off my health care career as a certified nursing assisstant and orderly. I than began my journey as a nurse, an assistant professor, and a director of a medical floor. I enjoy reading, writing, and I am a big movie fan when the time allows. I have recently achieved my Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Capella University in Organizational Leadership in nursing.
Moral Distress: Understanding Its Effects on Nurses and the Nursing Profession
by Gary Harper
Published: June 18, 2012.
Nurses encounter stress daily in their profession and suffer from moral distress on many of those encounters. Moral Distress is the personal belief of doing what is right for the patient but can not do it due to rules, regulations and conflict of religious and cultural beliefs. This guide is to help identify nurses suffering from moral distress and suggestions to help them handle their suffering.
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