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  1. Grace, Pamela J. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Robinson, Ellen M. PhD, RN
  3. Jurchak, Martha PhD, RN
  4. Zollfrank, Angelika A. MDiv, BCC
  5. Lee, Susan M. PhD, RN


The experience of unaddressed moral distress can lead to nurse attrition and/or distancing from patients, compromising patient care. Nurses who are confident in their ethical decision making abilities and moral agency have the antidote to moral distress for themselves and their colleagues and can act as local or institutional ethics resources. We describe a grant-funded model education program designed to increase ethics competence throughout the institution.