Meredith Mealer, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, recently co-chaired the American Nurses Association Professional Issues Panel on Moral Resilience.
The American Nurses Association Professional Issues Panel on Moral Resilience has finalized the Call to Action: Exploring Moral Resilience Toward a Culture of Ethical Practice. Moral resilience is an emerging concept proposed as a beginning to alleviate the complex and convoluted psychological symptoms associated with challenging work environments. The call to focus on the cultivation of moral resilience signifies an invitation for individuals, groups and organizations to work together to transform individual and team distress and the organizational culture to create the conditions in which moral and ethical practice can thrive.
“ANA is grateful for the tremendous work of the Professional Issues Panel on Moral Resilience for the commitment and dedication exhibited to establish goals to strengthen moral resilience and a culture of ethical practice,” the group said in a statement.