Journal article

Interventions to reduce moral distress in clinicians working in intensive care: A systematic review

Dilini I Imbulana, Peter G Davis, Trisha M Prentice

INTENSIVE AND CRITICAL CARE NURSING | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to mitigate the harmful effects of moral distress experienced by nursing and medical clinicians working in the intensive care setting. DESIGN: Eligible studies were identified from searches of PubMed, EBSCO (Academic Search Complete, CINAHL and Medline) and Scopus. Included studies were published prior to 20 August 2020. RESULTS: Twelve studies were included in this review comprising three randomised controlled trials, seven quasi-randomised trials and two observational studies. Nine studies reported interventions targeting only nurses while three included both nurses and doctors. The types of interventions identified included: moral ..

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