Each day healthcare providers are presented
with new situations from their patients and clients. Many of these situations require much contemplation, and often both personal and professional judgment is used to come to a conclusion.
In many cases, the decision-making process becomes difficult due to personal and professional beliefs, as well as institutional
and legal requirements placed upon the healthcare provider. This phenomenon, known as moral distress, is “when one knows the right thing to do, but institutional or health system constraints make it nearly impossible to pursue the right course of action”.
Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2020