Epistemic Injustice and Nurse Moral Distress: Perspective for Policy Development

Pamela G Reed, Cindy J. Rishel

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Abstract

The focus of this article is epistemic injustice as an underlying explanation for the lack of communication associated with moral distress in frontline nurses who provide end-of-life care. Improvements in interprofessional collaboration and communication in this challenging area of practice are needed, as supported by research on moral distress and related studies. Policy development that addresses interprofessional practice inclusive of all healthcare providers, particularly frontline nurses, in deliberations about end-of-life treatment deliberations and decisions is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Science Quarterly
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2015

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Keywords

  • end-of-life
  • epistemic injustice
  • frontline nurses
  • interprofessional communication
  • moral distress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Epistemic Injustice and Nurse Moral Distress : Perspective for Policy Development. / Reed, Pamela G; Rishel, Cindy J.

In: Nursing Science Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 3, 11.07.2015, p. 241-244.

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