That Powerlessness You Feel Is Called ‘Moral Distress’

How to cultivate moral resilience instead

Michele DeMarco, PhD
Elemental

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“See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” is a centuries-old proverb inspired by a Japanese carving that depicts three monkeys, each with a hand covering eyes, ears, and mouth, respectively. In the West, the phrase has come to be associated with turning a blind eye to something that is legally or…

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Michele DeMarco, PhD
Elemental

Award-winning writer, therapist, clinical ethicist, and researcher specializing in moral injury. I talk about the stuff many won’t. micheledemarco.com