Moral injury has been described as the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetuates, witnesses or fails to prevent acts that transgress their own moral and ethical values or codes of conduct. Moral injury can lead to serious distress, depression and suicidality.
Dr Lindsay Carey is Head of the Public Health Major for the Bachelor of Health Science Program and Research Fellow in Palliative Care at La Trobe University, and will present a seminar that will introduce attendees to moral injury, clarify some of the issues regarding moral injury, and consider the potential role of chaplains. The presentation will also consider some of the latest pastoral care research from around the world.
Dr Carey’s teaching and research interests include public health and bioethics, palliative care, death and dying, religiosity and health, pastoral care, spirituality and the sacralization of identity process.