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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy
Facilitated ethics conversations : A novel program for managing moral distress in bedside nursing staff. / Helft, Paul; Bledsoe, Patricia D.; Hancock, Maureen; Wocial, Lucia D.In: JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 27-33.
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Facilitated ethics conversations
T2 - A novel program for managing moral distress in bedside nursing staff
AU - Helft, Paul
AU - Bledsoe, Patricia D.
AU - Hancock, Maureen
AU - Wocial, Lucia D.
PY - 2009/1
Y1 - 2009/1
N2 - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
AB - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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U2 - 10.1097/NHL.0b013e31819a787e
DO - 10.1097/NHL.0b013e31819a787e
M3 - Article
VL - 11
SP - 27
EP - 33
JO - JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation
JF - JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation
SN - 1520-9229
IS - 1