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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The reality of moral distress

​I read a great article today that will be in a future issue of NMIE. As a member of the editorial board, I get this pleasurable benefit. The topic is moral distress in nursing and it made me think about the reality that I see every day. From working on ICU, ED, and inpatient floors, I’m acutely aware of how hard it is to be a caregiver and remain untouched emotionally by all that you see. We all have those patients and experiences that create heartbreak, confusion, anger, and sometimes a sense of disconnection in our professional lives. These are the moments that make us take a deep breath and self-evaluate. Remember that you’re doing what you do for a reason and not everyone can do this. Share your stories with us.

Lisa Lockhart, MHA, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Emergency Services Director
KentuckyOne Health, Saint Joseph Health System
Lexington, Ky