When my mother was in her final months, suffering from a heart failure and other problems, she called me to her bedside with a pained expression. She took my hand and asked plaintively, “How do I get out of this mess?”

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The High Cost of Caring

November 20, 2017

Even in professions known for acute emotional stress, workers aren’t always taught the skills needed to cope, says Cynda Rushton, a professor of clinical ethics and nursing and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University

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A Call To Action Report

November 14, 2017

An ANA Panel has finalized the Call to Action: Exploring Moral Resilience Toward a Culture of Ethical Practice. Steering committee members include our Cynda Rushton, with additional contributions by our Heidi Holtz

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More than half of U.S. doctors experience at least one symptom of burnout. Our Cynda Rushton joins a panel of experts to discuss this challenge at the US News Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference

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Join the National Academy of Medicine on July 14 in Washington, DC as it hosts the first meeting of the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. This public meeting provides an opportunity for the public and invited experts, including our Cynda Rushton, to provide feedback on the direction of the collaborative, and will highlight research and examples of promising approaches to promoting well-being. Live webcast available

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Our Katherine Heinze, Heidi Holtz and Cynda Rushton write, “Palliative care (PC) clinicians are faced with ever-expanding pressures, which can make it difficult to fulfill their duties to self and others and lead to moral distress.”

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On Memorial Day, Americans remember those who died in service to the country. In the past 5 years, a large proportion of these deaths have been suicides. Popular media often link military suicide with PTSD. However, clinicians have identified an additional cluster of symptoms that are related to both military deployment and suicide risk but do not fit the criteria for PTSD. These symptoms fit with what has been called “moral injury.”

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Watch now (video). Diverse and innovative projects led by investigators from across the Johns Hopkins University explore contemporary ethical issues, from climate change to social justice.

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