That Powerlessness You Feel Is Called “Moral Distress”

How to cultivate moral resilience instead

Two People Carrying a Great Box, Symbolizing a Great burden
Published in Elemental.

“Powerlessness is at the heart of moral distress. It is the feeling that we have had to, or must seriously, compromise ourselves or something we hold dear due to external forces seemingly beyond our control. It is also the sense that others don’t grasp a moral significance or moral imperative that is clear to us. Moral distress is what results from repeatedly not having our values respected, either individually or collectively.”

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