Show Summary Details
Page of

Strategies to Restore Integrity 

Strategies to Restore Integrity
Strategies to Restore Integrity

Cynda Hylton Rushton

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 February 2021

Restoring integrity involves strategies aimed at heeding the call of conscience, giving voice to moral adversity, and speaking up with clarity and confidence. Strategies to respond to moral adversity by leveraging properly bounded moral courage, acknowledging limitations, and connecting to meaning and purpose can help clinicians to respond to imperiled integrity. Skills and practices of moral repair based on Reich’s three phases of suffering offer clinicians a path of healing to repair or mitigate the consequences of moral adversity and suffering. The phases are voiceless suffering, expressive repair including narrative repair, and liberation. When clinicians are able to combine personal practices aimed at restoring their integrity with enabling and supportive work environments, transformation is possible.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.