OJIN September 2010 Topic: Moral Courage Amid Moral Distress: Strategies for Action

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OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, the online journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), has posted the September 30, 2010 topic, Moral Courage Amid Moral Distress: Strategies for Action.

The complexity of today’s healthcare environment poses many challenges as nurses grapple with upholding their commitment to patients in the face of economic constraints, staffing shortages, new technology, and escalating healthcare needs. Moral distress occurs when one knows the ethically correct action to take but feels powerless to take that action. The 6 introductory articles in this topic emphasize how to identify situations that may involve moral distress, and offer strategies to develop skills that support moral courage in these difficult encounters.

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