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Conceptualising Work-Related Moral Suffering : Exploring and Refining the Concept of Moral Distress in the Context of Social Work (2020)


Mänttäri-van der Kuip, M. (2020). Conceptualising Work-Related Moral Suffering : Exploring and Refining the Concept of Moral Distress in the Context of Social Work. British Journal of Social Work, 50(3), 741-757. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz034


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Mänttäri-van der Kuip, Maija

Lehti tai sarja: British Journal of Social Work

ISSN: 0045-3102

eISSN: 1468-263X

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Volyymi: 50

Lehden numero: 3

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 741-757

Kustantaja: Oxford University Press

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz034

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68902


Tiivistelmä

In the nursing literature, work-related suffering due to restricted moral agency is commonly considered under the concept of moral distress. This concept has resonated strongly amongst nursing scholars since the 1980s and has recently gained ground amongst social work scholars as well. However, the research on moral distress suffers from inadequate conceptual clarity; this has led to multiple and disparate ways of empirically studying the phenomenon. This article examines the conceptualisations of moral distress applied in the nursing and social work literature and identifies and discusses the challenges and potential problems related to them. The article sheds light on the complex, dynamic and relative nature of the phenomenon, which has not been sufficiently acknowledged in the existing empirical literature. Despite its complexities and defects, as highlighted in this article, the concept of moral distress can serve as an important tool for understanding and analysing experiences of moral suffering in front line social work. However, defining this experience in all its complexity and devising a valid instrument to measure it remain a major challenge.


YSO-asiasanat: etiikka; moraali; sosiaalityö; hyvinvointi

Vapaat asiasanat: moral distress


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2020

JUFO-taso: 3


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