Moral Distress Among Post-secondary Educators: a Pilot Study

Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Program

This project considers post-secondary faculty members’ experiences of moral distress. Moral distress can occur when someone thinks they know the right thing to do but are unable to act upon that belief. If left unresolved, it can have significant negative impacts on personal well-being, professional practice, and organizational safety. This study, the first to examine moral distress in higher education, seeks to identify what it is like to experience moral distress as a teaching faculty member, the causes of moral distress in education, and how it may be overcome.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Project Lead:

Dr. Erika Goble
Manager of Research, Research
NorQuest College


Project Team:

Terri Kezema
Senior Manager
Workforce Development & Human Resources, NorQuest College

Project Team:

Les Sayer
Academic Upgrading, NorQuest College

Alexandru Caldararu
Community Studies & the NorQuest College Faculty Association, NorQuest College