Event date: 9/29/2021 Export event
Mark Wills
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Moral Distress and Injury in Social Work: Ethical Conflicts in Social Work Practice

NASW New Jersey

Noon-2 p.m.

Social workers sometimes witness, perpetrate, or fail to prevent acts that violate their deeply held beliefs. The harm that they experience is referred to as moral distress or injury. Moral distress and injury may trigger a wave of symptoms and emotions that adversely affect the practitioner: posttraumatic stress disorder; feelings of overwhelming guilt and remorse; and a sense of demoralization in the form of disheartenment, dejection, hopelessness, loss of values, and despondency. These adverse effects can be so debilitating that some practitioners will even leave the profession they love. In this webinar, Frederic Reamer discusses moral distress, injury, and demoralization; the symptoms that can manifest; prevention, self-care, and resilience; legal and ethical obligations, including what it means to be a whistleblower; and how to develop moral courage to advocate for organizational and policy changes to prevent harm.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify moral distress and injury in social work
  • List common symptoms and manifestations of moral distress and injury
  • Develop protocols to promote prevention, self-care, and resilience
  • Implement strategies to advocate for organizational and policy changes to prevent harm
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