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J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Feb;29(2):395-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2665-0. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

Moral distress in medical education and training.

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Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA, jberger@winthrop.org.

Abstract

Moral distress is the experience of cognitive-emotional dissonance that arises when one feels compelled to act contrary to one's moral requirements. Moral distress is common, but under-recognized in medical education and training, and this relative inattention may undermine educators' efforts to promote empathy, ethical practice, and professionalism. Moral distress should be recognized as a feature of the clinical landscape, and addressed in conjunction with the related concerns of negative role modeling and the goals and efficacy of medical ethics curricula.

PMID:
24146350
PMCID:
PMC3912298
DOI:
10.1007/s11606-013-2665-0
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