Moral Distress

About the Project

The Moral Distress Education Project began as a conversation between Drs. M. Sara Rosenthal and Maria Clay, who met at a bioethics conference. Both of their institutions were grappling with consultation and educational issues surrounding moral distress. Dr. Rosenthal’s expertise in multimedia education, combined with Dr. Clay’s expertise in Adult Education, led to The Moral Distress Education Project, in which core multidisciplinary experts on moral distress from across the country were interviewed in a documentary-style media project. This project is a self-guided web documentary. The project will continue to grow as we collect more interviews, materials, and institutional sponsors. The goal of this project is to educate, inform, and de-stigmatize moral distress to help you, the viewer, process your own experiences. We aim to universalize the problem of moral distress, and hope this is both an educational and validating experience. We wish to especially thank the organizers of the 2013 Ethics of Caring National Nursing Ethics Conference. All of the interviews were filmed on location March 21-22, 2013 at the Hilton Universal City, Los Angeles, California. (See 2014 Ethics of Caring Conference)

Our Crew

Media Producer: The Mission Media Company Inc
Co-Producer, Director & Editor: Stuart Clarfield
The Mission Media Company

Cinematographer: Keith Plummer, Plumgood Productions
Plumgood Productions

Hair & Makeup: Nichole Servin, Los Angeles
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Contact Us

To send comments, contribute an interview, or discuss how your institution can become a co-sponsor:

Contact Dr. M. Sara Rosenthal via email at:
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