Moral dilemmas and traumatic stress during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic places many people at risk for exposure to potentially traumatic events. Some of us have already faced the loss of a loved one, long-term isolation from family and friends, or perhaps a near-death experience ourselves. But this pandemic brings another type of trauma-related risk: the risk of sustaining a moral injury.

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Investigating the experience of female military members and veterans exposed to inappropriate sexual behaviour

With support from the Government of Canada’s Defence Engagement Program, HRI has launched a collaborative effort to better understand the unique experience of servicewomen. Specifically, the project aims to explore the relationship between exposure to inappropriate sexual behaviour during military service and the onset of moral injury among female military members and veterans.

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Press Release: New Study Provides Hope for Those Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Guelph, February 1, 2019 – Trauma is more complex than originally thought. People diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experience changes in cognitive functioning, such as difficulty with memory, attention, concentration, planning and organization. Despite the fact that these challenges can severely impact one’s ability to function at work, school, home or in social settings, few studies have investigated treatments aimed specifically at improving thinking skills among individuals with PTSD.

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