Wednesday, 01 May 2013 03:43

Jason Lesindrini discusses impact of moral distress on clinicians

Written by Anne McSweeney

Almost 100 social workers, case managers, and other clinicians participated in an ethics CEU on the topic of moral distress presented by Jason Lesindrini, MA.

Lesindrini and participants explored the fundamental differences between emotional distress and moral distress. Moral distress implies a loss of personal value or integrity. Moral distress may occur in situations where a clinician knows the right thing to do, but they are incapable of taking appropriate action for some reason.  Lesindrini discussed the long-term personal impact of moral distress on clinicians and presented creative and practical ways to cope with these situations. Participants were given an opportunity to write about their experiences. Some participants were able to share their experiences and discuss their personal ethical dilemmas with the group.

Participants found Lesindrini engaging, entertaining and an expert in his field. We can't wait to have him come speak again soon.

Thank you to the sponsors: Atlanta Oxygen, Brightstar, Delmar Gardens of Smyrna, Hospice Advantage, and Metro Ambulance.

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