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Moral Injury in Times of COVID-19. J Health Serv Psychol 2020;46(2):65-69

Date

05/05/2020

Pubmed ID

32363349

Pubmed Central ID

PMC7195905

DOI

10.1007/s42843-020-00011-4

Abstract

Health care providers are facing increased risk of moral distress during the COVID-19 pandemic because of changes in clinical practice and resource allocation procedures. Health care systems that employ a proactive approach in mitigating the lasting effects of moral distress will fare better in the long run. Psychologists are well poised to apply timely psychological first aid to the crisis needs of patients, colleagues, and even themselves. Key interventions are detailed, including creating and promoting safety, calmness, connectedness, self-efficacy, and hope.

Author List

Williams RD, Brundage JA, Williams EB

Authors

Jessica A. Brundage PhD Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Roger D. Williams PhD Associate Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin