Managing moral distress in practice

Anne Fawcett, Siobhan Mullan

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Moral distress is a type of distress that results from engaging in, or failing to prevent, decisions and actions which conflict with one's personal values and beliefs. Moral distress occurs commonly in veterinary practice. This article describes moral distress, reviews its incidence in healthcare professions, particularly the veterinary profession, explores the potential impacts on veterinarians, and discusses strategies for coping with and preventing moral distress.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalIn Practice
Issue number1
Early online date27 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


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