3054-19: Moral Distress Experienced by Mental Health Nursing Students and Faculty During Clinical Rotations

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3054-19: Moral Distress Experienced by Mental Health Nursing Students and Faculty During Clinical Rotations

Nursing students and faculty experience moral distress when they are exposed to practices in the clinical setting that are inconsistent with their values, ethics or established standards of care. This presentation will examine contributing factors, manifestations and consequences of moral distress and explore strategies for preventing and addressing it.

Presenter:  Laureen Galatas, MN, RN

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  47 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify two strategies faculty can use to help PMH nursing students transform moral distress into moral resilience.

Keywords:  Moral Distress, Nursing Student, Moral Resilience 


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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