Prevalence, causes, and consequences of moral distress in healthcare providers caring for people living with dementia in long-term care during a pandemic

Lynn Haslam-Larmer, Alisa Grigorovich, Hannah Quirt, Katia Engel, Steven Stewart, Kevin Rodrigues, Pia Kontos, Arlene Astell, Josephine McMurray, AnneMarie Levy, Kathleen S Bingham, Alastair J Flint, Colleen Maxwell & Andrea Iaboni
Healthcare providers caring for people living with dementia may experience moral distress when faced with ethically challenging situations, such as the inability to provide care that is consistent with their values. The COVID-19 pandemic produced conditions in long-term care homes (hereafter referred to as ‘care homes’) that could potentially contribute to moral distress. We conducted an online survey to examine changes in moral distress during the pandemic, its contributing factors and correlates, and its impact...
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