Can Veterinarians Beat Moral Stress?

September 6, 2017

Moral stress is a huge proponent of compassion fatigue. Jen Brandt, PhD, LISW-S, assistant director of veterinary student affairs at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about ways veterinarians can relinquish control and beat moral stress.

Moral stress is a huge proponent of compassion fatigue. Jen Brandt, PhD, LISW-S, assistant director of veterinary student affairs at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about ways veterinarians can relinquish control and beat moral stress.

Veterinarians are often put into positions when helping clients make decisions that go against the veterinarian's own personal moral preferences. But veterinarians need to be able to relinquish control of these situations and understand that it's ultimately the client's decision.