Resources for Frontline Clinicians

This page is intended to provide frontline clinicians with the resources they need to personally and professionally face the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.


Preserving Integrity in Response to Ethical Challenges in COVID-19

Overview of the Social Resilience Model

Responding to Moral Distress Arising from COVID-19

Working With Moral Outrage

Balancing Personal Risk and Professional Responsibility: A Coaching Session

Personal Protective Strategy: End of Shift Huddle

Harnessing Moral Resilience to Build a Culture of Ethical Practice in Nursing

Additional Resources

Preserving Integrity in Turbulent Times – Hopkins at Home Mini-Course by Cynda Hylton Rushton

Team Care Connection – Conversations About Moral Distress and Moral Injury

Addressing Moral Distress

Selected Articles by Berman Institute Faculty

Moral Distress

Rushton, C.H., Carse, A. (2016) Towards a New Narrative of Moral Distress: Realizing the Potential of Resilience. Journal of Clinical Ethics, 27(3), 214-218. PMID: 27658276

Rushton, C.H., Caldwell, M., Kurtz. M. (2016) Moral distress: A Catalyst in Building Moral Resilience. American Journal of Nursing116(7), 40-49. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000484933.40476.5b

Carse A, Rushton CH. (2017) “Harnessing the Promise of Moral Distress: A Call for Re-Orientation.” Journal of Clinical Ethics 28(1): 15-29. Spring 2017. PMID: 28436924

Rushton, C. H., Kaszniak, A., & Halifax, J. (2013). A framework for understanding moral distress among palliative care clinicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(9), 1074-79.

Rushton, C. H., Kaszniak, A., & Halifax, J. (2013). Addressing moral distress: Application of a framework to palliative care practice. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(9), 1080-88.

Moral Outrage

Rushton, C. (2013). Principled moral outrage. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 24(1), 82-89.

Moral Resilience

Rushton, C. H. (Author & Ed) (2018) Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare. New York: Oxford University Press. (American Journal of Nursing/Elsevier Book of the Year First Place Award in the category of professional issues 2020)