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Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare

Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare

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Suffering is an unavoidable reality in healthcare. Not only are patients and families suffering, but more and more the clinicians who care for them are also experiencing distress. The omnipresent, daily presence of moral adversity is, in part, a reflection of the burgeoning complexity of healthcare, clinicians role within it, and the expanding range of available interventions that must be balanced with competing demands. There is an urgent need to design solutions that address the myriad of factors which create the conditions for imperilled integrity within the healthcare system.

Moral resilience is a pathway to transform the effects of moral suffering in healthcare. Dr. Rushton and colleagues offer a novel approach to addressing moral suffering that engages transformative strategies for individuals and systems alike and leverages practical skills and tools for a sustainable workforce that practices with integrity, competence, and wholeheartedness, and dismantles the systemic patterns that impede ethical practice. This is a must-read for clinicians and front line-nurses, physicians, system leaders, and policymakers, as it will require collective collaboration, aligned values, shared language, and intentional design to make our healthcare organizations and their clinicians healthy again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190619268
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/02/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing, with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. A founding member of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Dr. Rushton co-chairs the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a Hasting's Center Fellow and author of over 175 journal articles and scholarly book chapters.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Moral Suffering: A Reality of Clinical Practice, Cynda Hylton Rushton
Chapter 2. Moral Distress: Context, Sources, and Consequences, Alisa Carse, and Cynda Hylton Rushton
Chapter 3. Mapping the Path of Moral Adversity, Cynda Hylton Rushton
Chapter 4. Integrity: The Anchor for Moral Resilience, Cynda Hylton Rushton
Chapter 5. The Many Faces of Resilience, Cynda Hylton Rushton
Chapter 6. Conceptualizing Resilience in the Moral Domain, Cynda Hylton Rushton
Chapter 7. Cultivating Essential Capacities for Moral Resilience, Cynda Hylton Rushton,
Chapter 8. Strategies to Restore Integrity, Cynda Hylton Rushton
Chapter 9. Designing Sustainable Systems for Ethical Practice, Cynda Hylton Rushton and Monica Sharma,
Chapter 10. Creating a Culture of Moral Resilience and Ethical Practice, Cynda Hylton Rushton and Monica Sharma
Afterword. A Closing Word: A Vision for the Future, Cynda Hylton Rushton

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