Nursing diagnosis – MORAL DISTRESS

ShareMORAL  DISTRESS DEFINITION Response to the inability to carry out one’s chosen moral/ethical decision/action DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS Expresses anguish (e.g., powerlessness, guilt, frustration, anxiety, self-doubt, fear) over difficulty acting on moral choice RELATED FACTORS • Conflict among decision makers • Loss of autonomy • Conflicting information guiding • Physical distance of decision ethical and/or moral decision [...]