When we feel that we’ve done something wrong, we may feel guilt or shame. When we feel that someone else has done something wrong, we may feel anger or disgust. These feelings, if left unresolved, may lead to moral injury.
Moral injury refers to the psychological, social and spiritual impact of events that seriously challenge a person's core moral beliefs, sense of who they are, and their sense of right and wrong.
COVID-19 has led every one of us to question our values and actions. Now imagine the moral stressors this global pandemic has put on first responders.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, first responders have been under intense stress making critical decisions on triaging patient care and postponing ‘non-essential’ health services.
Moral stress, caused by working through a global pandemic, is hurting our frontline workers.
We need organization, team, and individual supports for our frontline workers now.
Learn more at moralinjuryguide.ca