Paper Presentations: Professional Practice Issues — Moral Distress Among Pediatric Oncology Nurses: A National Sample (222-1)

3:15 – 3:35 pm Friday, September 14

1CNE  Because of the unique nature of nurse-patient relationships and the role of the nurse, nurses are routinely put into situations that expose them to the development of moral distress. Moral distress has been identified as the psychological disequilibrium, negative feeling state, and suffering experienced when nurses make a moral decision and then either do not or feel that they cannot follow through with their chosen course of action. This session will describe results of a mixed-methods study of APHON members, examining moral distress and its relationship to prognosis-related communication.

Disclaimer: [1 CH] will be awarded for attending all three paper presentations presented during this timeslot. Partial credit is not available.