Volume 4, Issue 3 (5-2011)                   IJMEHM 2011, 4(3): 26-35 | Back to browse issues page

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Moral distress is a psychological phenomenon whose effects on people’s functions can be considered as a subject of study. Although moral distress exists in numerous professions, research dedicated to this phenomenon has proved that due to the nature of the nursing profession, it is a familiar source of stress for most nurses. Nurses are more often than not faced with moral dilemmas in the workplace, and suffer moral distress as a result. The present paper aimed to study the history of moral distress, its definitions, consequences and coping strategies through library and online research, and although it attempted to investigate the phenomenon of moral distress in general, its focus has mainly been on moral distress in the nursing profession. A thorough understanding of moral distress and its negative and positive aspects is believed to raise awareness and lead to improvements in nurses, and educate them on appropriate coping strategies to help reduce their emotional suffering.
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Accepted: 2013/08/21 | Published: 2017/09/27

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