12.30-1.30pm, Wed 17th July 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Dr Alyson Zalta, Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, Department of Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.
The term moral injury was coined out of a growing recognition that military service members face moral and ethical challenges in the context of war that are traumatic and have long-term mental health consequences. Because of its origins, the bulk of the research on moral injury to date has been conducted in military samples; yet, there is a growing recognition that morally injurious events can occur in a variety of contexts. This talk will define moral injury, describe research on moral injury from a military context, discuss how lessons from this work can be applied to different contexts, and highlight current challenges for the field.