Moral Injury Resources

Moral Injury is a relatively new and evolving area of Psychology. Here are a few resources where you can discover more:

Journal Articles & Research

Litz BT, Stein N, Delaney E, Lebowitz L, Nash WP, Silva C, et al. Moral injury and moral repair in war veterans: A preliminary model and intervention strategy. Clinical Psychology Review. 2009;29(8):695-706.

Murray E, Krahé C, Goodsman D. Are medical students in prehospital care at risk of moral injury? Emergency Medicine Journal. 2018;35(10):590-4.

Murray E. Moral injury and the ongoing debate about the psychological harms of working in healthcare. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2019;14:1-3.

Walton M, Murray E, Christian MD. Mental health care for medical staff and affiliated healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care. 2020;9(3):241-7.


Useful keywords for a literature search:

  • Moral injury
  • Moral distress (older work)
  • Moral pain (older work)
  • Physician wellbeing
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Digital Resources

Walton M. Resilience – One Team’s Trauma  [Available from:]