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Moral Injury: Violating your ethics. I can see where this is going.

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#1 andydp

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:49 AM

Recently, a local TV station had a segment on "Moral Injury". It follows up an article in Medical Press about the issue. While I fully recognize the seriousness of the issue I've bolded what I think will become the new "Conservative/Evangelical" excuse for not doing a job because it "goes against the Bible" (My moral compass)

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? 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.

These are very real ethical dilemmas people encounter in day to day situations. They definitely should not be overlooked.



I caught something in the TV station segment that didn't give me that "warm fuzzy" feeling.

TV Station Segment:

Seminar to bring awareness to Moral Injury

BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - As Maine deals with the opioid crisis and as our veterans and first responders deal with issues with their mental health, more professionals are helping those dealing with moral injury.

The term is used for the emotional and spiritual pain that can come when an individual feels like they've violated their inner moral code.
Some call it a wound to the conscience.


How long does anyone here think it will take for VP Pence or Gov Huckabee and all the clerks/store owners/goverment offficials to start citing this as a reason NOT to provide services to someone who does "not fit their moral code". Because: "It would personally cause them stress and illness."
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:46 AM

Yup, moral injury can be another stab at the concept of "freedom" to impose my religious views on the outside world.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

View Postandydp, on 16 September 2019 - 07:49 AM, said:

How long does anyone here think it will take for VP Pence or Gov Huckabee and all the clerks/store owners/goverment offficials to start citing this as a reason NOT to provide services to someone who does "not fit their moral code". Because: "It would personally cause them stress and illness."

Other than not using the term "moral injury" why do you think they aren't doing this already? The stress and illness is on their immortal souls. They've already screeched about this for years.
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:37 PM

It is what is called snowflakes.
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