The COVID-19 pandemic has put immense strain on healthcare workers around the world.
They’ve had to make impossible decisions, work in unsafe conditions, and often still feel like they didn’t do enough to help.
For some frontliners, they will emerge from the pandemic with moral injuries similar to what we see in soldiers who’ve been to war.
That’s why we talked to Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD to find out how she approaches moral injury. She’ll share how she worked with a Vietnam veteran, including the word she uses with clients suffering moral injury that is often the first step in healing.
How have you worked with clients who suffered from moral injury? Please share your experience in the comments below.
If you found this helpful, here are a few more resources you might be interested in:
Treating Trauma: How to Work with the Shame of Moral Injury
[Infographic] Shame vs. Guilt – A Client Handout
What Can Help COVID-19 Frontliners Who Are Exhausted and Overwhelmed?
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