Moral Stress Case Study

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Is moral distress a significant problem for the health care professional?
Moral stress can be a significant problem for health care professional, patients and the work environment. Moral distress arises when a nurse knows the right thing to do, but institutional constraints make it nearly impossible to pursue the right course of action (Fernandez-Parsons, Rodriguez, & Goyal, 2013).
There are many different things that can cause moral stress some of the reasons are as follows:
• Health professionals trying to provide the best care for their patients but having to decrease costs, this affects how their decisions are being made which can cause moral stress.
• Working with nurses who short cut their patient care and not doing what should be done.
• Health professional
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Think about potential pitfalls and strategies to get around these pitfalls.
Moral distress will never be eliminated from health care but it can be mitigated (Fernandez-Parsons, Rodriguez, & Goyal, 2013).
Epstein, E.G., & Delgado, S. (2010). "Understanding and Addressing Moral Distress" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 15, No. 3, Manuscript 1. DOI:10.3912/OJIN.Vol15No03Man01
Fernandez-Parsons, R., Rodriquez, L. & Goyal, D. (2013). Moral distress in emergency nurses. Journal of Emergency Nursing 39(6), 547-552.
Ulrich, M. H. (2010). Moral distress: A growing problem in the health professions. Retrieved from Project Muse:

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