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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074December 11, 2007

Penn Researcher Identifies "Moral Stress" as a Cause for Nurses Wanting to Leave Hospitals

PHILADELPHIA –- A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that 25% of practicing nurses and social workers experience “moral distress,” causing them to want to leave their positions. Forty-one percent failed to say that they would choose nursing as a profession again.

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