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Am J Nurs. 2017 Feb;117(2 Suppl 1):S7-S10. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000512204.85973.04.

What We Know About Moral Distress.

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Patricia A. Rodney is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and a faculty associate at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is also a research associate at the Providence Health Care Ethics Services in Vancouver. Contact author: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.


: This article provides an overview of moral distress, including the existing research on the concept, and a discussion of ways to evolve our understanding of moral distress in order to meet current and future practice challenges.

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