Journal article

Moral distress and occupational wellbeing in audiologists: an Australian case study

A Simpson, AM Short, AN Malicka, S Clarke-Errey

Clinical Ethics | Published : 2021


Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess if a relationship existed between (i) audiologists’ perceptions of moral distress, (ii) occupational wellbeing, and (iii) patient-practitioner orientation. Design: The Moral Distress Thermometer, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Management Standards Indicator Tool and Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale (PPOS) was sent out to all audiologists registered with the professional body Audiology Australia. Study sample: A total of 43 audiologists completed the questionnaires. Results: Using a multiple linear regression model there was no evidence of a relationship between patient-practitioner orientation and either moral distress or occupation..

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