Chronicling moral distress among healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal analysis of mental health strain, burnout, and maladaptive coping behaviours
Declaration of conflict of interest:: All authors have certified that they have no affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.
Funding Statement:: The project has been partially funded by a seed grant from the Prisma Health System.
Authorship Statement: Chloe Wilson: : Conceptualization, Methodology, Investigation, Data Curation, Formal analysis, Writing – Original Draft. Hannah Metwally : Resources, Visualization. Smith Heavner : Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision. Ann Blair Kennedy : Conceptualization, Investigation, Writing – Review & Editing, Methodology, Supervision. Thomas W. Britt : Conceptualization, Methodology, Writing – Review & Editing. Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many novel situations that have amplified the presence of moral distress in healthcare. With limited resources to protect themselves against the virus and strict safety regulations that alter the way they work, healthcare providers have felt forced to engage in work behaviours that conflicted with their professional and personal sense of right and wrong. Although many providers have experienced moral distress while being physically in the workplace, others suffered while at home. Some healthcare providers worked in facilities that were unable to open during the pandemic due to […]