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Situations of moral injury and ambiguity will always go on in healthcare: it is how we deal with them that is important


The article explores the concepts of moral distress and moral injury experienced by healthcare professionals, from the perspective of two junior doctors, in the National Health Service. It highlights the daily challenges faced by doctors due to insufficient resources, staff shortages and time constraints, leading to an inability to provide the expected level of care, which if not addressed can result in long-term psychological harm and impaired functioning.

  • medical leadership
  • clinical leadership
  • behaviour
  • career development
  • communication

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