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Moral injury: violating your ethical code can damage mental health – new research

Should a soldier shoot the child who is pointing a gun at them and their colleague?

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Should a photographer film the aftermath of a terrorist attack or help the injured?

Many situations present professionals with ethical dilemmas – and the decisions made can have profound psychological consequences.

For many years, researchers have looked at the impact of traumatic events and the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

But until recently, feelings of deep shame and guilt, stemming from doing things you believe are “wrong” and…

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