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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

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):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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...

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