New tool measures moral distress in pandemic nursing care

The COVID‐19 pandemic created novel patient care circumstances that may have increased nurses’ moral distress, including COVID‐19 transmission risk and end‐of‐life care without family present. Moral distress is a growing concern in healthcare with implications for both provider and patient outcomes. However, until now, established moral distress instruments do not capture these novel aspects of pandemic nursing care.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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