Facilitated ethics conversations: A novel program for managing moral distress in bedside nursing staff

Paul R. Helft, Patricia D. Bledsoe, Maureen Hancock, Lucia D. Wocial

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Abstract

Moral distress is a prominent problem for bedside nurses, and workable solutions for managing the toll it takes are needed. We created a unit-based ethics conversations program in response to nurses' need to find ways to deal with their moral distress. We review our initial experiences in conducting more than 100 such facilitated conversations in a large hospital system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalJONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Law

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