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Sixty seconds on . . . moral injury

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 26 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1933
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

That sounds . . . painful?

It could be. The term was originally used to describe soldiers’ responses to their actions in war. It’s now used in the US to describe what we would call burnout in the UK.

I thought it sounded like an Americanism . . .

While the term was first used in a medical context by US based psychiatrist Wendy Dean and reconstructive plastic surgeon Simon Talbot,1 Andrew Goddard, president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), has suggested that it could also …

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