About Moral Injury
‘Moral Injury’ is a term used to describe a syndrome of shame, self-handicapping, anger, and demoralization that occurs when deeply held beliefs and expectations about moral and ethical conduct are transgressed. It is distinct from a life threat as it is also not inherently fear-based; rather, during war, moral injury can arise from killing, perpetration of violence, betrayals of trust in leaders, witnessing depraved behavior, or failing to prevent serious unethical acts.
–B. Litz, et. al., Adaptive Disclosure: A New Treatment for Military Trauma, Loss, and Moral Injury, p. 21
- Moral Injury Worship Guide – Suggestions for raising awareness of moral injury in worship services.
- Moral Injury and Soul Repair – Chaplains Handout – By Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D.,
- Moral Injury in Veterans of War – By Shira Maguen, Ph.D. & Brett Litz, Ph.D.
- Spiritual Care PTSD Handbook – The Handbook on Best Practices for the Provision of Spiritual Care to Persons with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury – By The Rev. Brian Hughes, BCC
- Veterans Are Suffering From ‘Moral Injuries’ – MP4
- Why Veterans Need Soul Repair – Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock – MP4
- What Is Meant By The Term Moral Injury / What Is Survivor Guilt – Dr. Frank Ochberg – MP4
- Moral Injuries In War – CH (COL) Herman Keizer, Jr (US Army, Ret) – MP4
Trauma Focuses on Crucifixion and Not Resurrection
- Holistic Acts and Activities
- Spiritual Practices
- Service to Others
- Telling the Story
“The truth of human freedom lies in the love that breaks down barriers” – Jurgen Moltmann –
*** Special Thanks To Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock For Her Work, Resources, Guidance and Encouragement.