Facilitated ethics conversations

A novel program for managing moral distress in bedside nursing staff

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

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  • Law
  • Health Policy
  • Medicine(all)

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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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