Moral Distress in Neonatology
Trisha M Prentice, Annie Janvier, Lynn Gillam, Susan Donath, Peter G Davis
PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To longitudinally examine the nature of moral distress (MoD) experienced by clinicians caring for extremely low gestational age neonates. METHODS: Neonatologists, medical trainees, and nurses were surveyed at regular intervals on their experience of MoD and their preferred level of care in relation to 99 neonates born <28 weeks' gestational age managed from birth until discharge or death in 2 tertiary NICUs. Clinicians reporting significant distress (≥6 of 10 on Wocial's Moral Distress Thermometer) were asked to provide open-ended responses on why they experienced MoD. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze frequency and intensity of MoD across different clini..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship
Dr Prentice has received a National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship (1150839) to support this research.