Moral distress is the negative experience that occurs when one knows the right thing to do, but institutional constraints make it nearly impossible to pursue. Presenters will discuss moral distress and its implications for correctional nurses and highlight contributing factors and mitigating strategies for reducing moral distress. This call to action is imperative for advancing correctional nursing as a specialty.
- Define moral distress in nursing
- Describe the impact of moral distress on and its implications for correctional nursing and correctional nurse leaders
- Discuss practical approaches that correctional nurse leaders may take to mitigate the impact of moral distress on correctional nurses and promote moral resilience