This systematic review just published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress examines how moral injury has been defined in military populations and conceptualized within the literature. The authors report significant variation in the definition of moral injury. One issue that wasn’t picked up by the authors is a fundamental issue of whether moral injury refers to an event, the impact of that event (e.g. psychological syndrome), or both. The authors recommend that development of a research‐informed understanding of moral injury should include the voices of military personnel and veterans.
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