Dissertation - Public Access
Psy.D. Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Kristen Newberry, PsyD
John Bair PhD.
Anthony Peterson, PsyD
The purpose of this study was to gain greater insight and understanding of how moral injury, moral distress, and shame can influence spirituality and to determine ways to effectively improve treatment to support and serve those carrying these unspeakable wounds. The experience of loss, betrayal, uncertainty, and fractured spirits can affect an individual’s beliefs about the self. The primary aim of this study was to explore how veterans now view themselves in the eyes of God or their Higher Power or why they so choose not to partake in their spirituality. Results were based on aggregate analyses and summations of veterans’ responses. A full determination of the impact of spirituality can only be gained through an in-depth analysis of veterans’ verbal accounting of moral injury and moral distress.
SPROULE, EMILY, "The Impact Of Moral Injury And Moral Distress On Spirituality From A Military Perspective" (2021). Dissertations. 632.