Veterinary Wellness Related to Moral Stress

July 7, 2017

Elizabeth B. Strand, PhD, LCSW, director of veterinary social work at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine College of Social Work, explains moral stress and how it contributes to the poor wellness of veterinarians.

Elizabeth B. Strand, PhD, LCSW, director of veterinary social work at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine College of Social Work, explains moral stress and how it contributes to the poor wellness of veterinarians. Veterinarians experience moral stress when they know what the right thing to do is, but they can't do it due to a factor outside of their control—whether that be the client can't pay for the proper treatment or they choose not to.