Ways to combat Moral distress
- Acknowledge that moral distress exists in our practice.
- Educate staff on the causes and symptoms of moral distress.
- Provide venues for verbalizing distress and seeking solutions such as an open-door management practice, support groups facilitated by an outsider, and constructive solution seeking during staff meetings.
- Seeking ways to reduce moral distress through communication among the disciplines and across disciplines with custody.
- Establishing policies about civility and actions to take when in a morally distressing situation.