10/13/2022 Grand Rounds
Moral Distress in the Hospital Setting: Observations of a Clinical Ethics Consult Team Member
Jori Berger-Greenstein, PhD
This presentation will review the functions of Ethics Committees and Consult Teams in hospitals in the United States. Details about BMC’s Consult Team will be described, with a focus on consults that present with moral distress experienced by providers. Moral distress has been defined as arising “when one knows the right thing to do, but institutional constraints make it nearly impossible to pursue the right course of action” (Jameton, 1984). Example cases will presented as well as strategies that can be utilized to address moral distress.