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Moral injury and RTW

Gabrielle Lis

Notions of wrongdoing, blame and guilt can seem dangerous in the context of RTW. Are we missing something about the human experience of workplace injury?

We all have a deeply-held sense of right and wrong. Not a list of ten (or more) commandments, necessarily; more a moral bedrock, a foundation we develop as children, shaped by the teachings of parents, teachers and religious leaders. When a person’s moral bedrock explodes, moral injury can occur. Researchers have identified two types of moral injury. The first occurs when someone betrays their own moral code. The second occurs wh...

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