Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21RX003029-01A1
Title: Assessing Moral Injury in Veterans as part of a Chaplain-Delivered Spiritual Assessment: Implications for Social and Community Rehabilitation
Principal Investigator:

J. Irene Harris

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 27
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: August 2019 - January 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$115,823
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
Go To NIH RePORTER


Excerpt:

In recent years, moral injury has been recognized as a source of mental health morbidity in some Veteran populations and conceptually distinct from existing mental health diagnoses. It represents a constellation of negative affect, chiefly guilt, shame, anger, and disgust. Moral injury has been associated with a variety of negative health outcomes, including suicide risk. It has also been theorized to impact select rehabilitation outcomes. In VA facilities, mental health care providers are the c...



Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.