From ANA's Ethics newsletter Fall 2002
..."nurses are burning out, dropping out, or numbing out (passive compliance, alcohol, drugs) in order to relieve the moral distress they face in their daily practice"...
Nursing Community - A Response to Moral Distress
Carolyn Jenkins, RN
May 24, '03
Excellent article. I am currently reading the book "25 Stupid Things Nurses Do to Self Destruct" by Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, et al.
The article you posted reflects much of what the book is saying.
By being under constant pressure and duress to do the WRONG thing, when we are naturally driven to do the RIGHT thing, but find it almost impossible due to lack of support, lack of time/resources and lack of authority, we are losing ourselves and our profession.
Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on May 25, '03