Greater Cincinnati Chapter of AACN
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Moral Distress Research Opportunity

Posted 4 months ago by Tessa Messinger

This communication is being distributed on the behalf of a chapter member. The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of The American Association of Critical Care Nurses is not associated with this study. 

Dear AACN member:

I am conducting a research study investigating an intervention to help nurses who have experienced moral distress. Moral distress happens when nurses have to act against their personal and professional values, often resulting in personal suffering for the nurse. The symptoms listed below are suggestive of moral distress.

You are a candidate for this study if you have been a critical care nurse for at least one year, and have experienced at least one of the following symptoms as a result of nursing care you provided during a morally troubling patient care situation.

 

anguish

self-blame

frustration

sleeplessness

self criticism

sadness

nausea

anger

withdrawal

migraines

sarcasm

betrayal of values

gastrointestinal upset

guilt

insecurity

tearfulness

remorse

 

 

The study will consist of three group educational sessions, and one individual interview. Your total time commitment is expected to be 11 hours. You will be compensated monetarily for your time.

 

Please contact Nancy Bevan at 513-646-4938 or nancy_bevan@trihealth.com if you are interested in participating in this study.

 

Thank you