ARTICLEFacilitated Ethics Conversations: A Novel Program for Managing Moral Distress in Bedside Nursing StaffHelft, Paul R. MD; Bledsoe, Patricia D. MSW, LCSW; Hancock, Maureen RN, BSN; Wocial, Lucia D. RN, PhDAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indianapolis, Indiana (Dr Helft, Mss Bledsoe and Hancock, and Dr Wocial); Clarian Health (Dr Helft, Mss Bledsoe and Hancock, and Dr Wocial); Indiana University School of Nursing (Mss Hancock and Wocial); Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Department of Medicine, and Division of Hematology/Oncology (Dr Helft), Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. Corresponding author: Paul R. Helft, MD, Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Methodist Hospital, Room E120, Marguerite Lilly Noyes Pavilion, 1800 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (email@example.com). JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation: January-March 2009 - Volume 11 - Issue 1 - p 27-33 doi: 10.1097/NHL.0b013e31819a787e Buy Metrics Abstract 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. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.