Moral Injury: Scaremongering or Silent Threat?

Last week I was asked to talk at the Severn Deanery regional paediatric training day and I spoke to the doctors in training about “Thinking about what we do in Paediatrics: talking, debriefing and moral injury.” This got me thinking more carefully about the term ‘moral injury’, what it means, whether we should be doing more to understand it and what, if anything, we should be doing to make provision for it in our clinical practice. It is important for all of us in healthcare to think about the effects of our work on our emotional and psychological wellbeing - a simple acknowledgment of the fact that as doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals working in paediatrics and emergency m

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