Moral Distress & Resilience

Moral Distress & Resilience is an interactive role-play simulation for clinicians to learn resilience strategies that help you recognize when you are experiencing moral distress and techniques to engage your peers and leadership to address the root causes.

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Healthcare Provider

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Healthcare and Communication Skills

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28 Minutes

Moral Distress & Resilience


Care providers routinely face situations where their personal values come into conflict with their professional responsibilities causing moral distress.

This course prepares clinicians to recognize and respond to moral distress—an emotional state that arises when personal values come into conflict with professional responsibilities. Learners are introduced to resilience strategies to help them recognize when they are experiencing moral distress, as well as techniques to engage with peers and leadership to address the root causes.

The goal of Moral Distress & Resilience is to help learners recognize moral distress and understand the best course of action for navigating moral distress in a care setting, including engaging peer support and raising the issue with leadership.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the steps to identify and address moral distress.
  • Recognize your own need for peer support and know where to find resources.
  • Apply evidence-based communication techniques to discuss a morally distressing incident; guide a peer in reflecting on the incident and seeking help if needed.
  • Apply evidence-based communication techniques to address leadership about moral distress and mitigating future incidents.

Key subject matter experts contributed to the content and design of this simulation.

Users receive customized feedback based on their in-simulation choices.

The simulation is available online 24/7. Users are asked to complete pre-, post-, and 3-month follow up surveys to assess changes in skills. Attitudes, and behavior. Upon completion, users receive a certificate of completion. Clients have access to usage reports and evaluation data via the Kognito client portal.

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