Moral Injury: The Psychological Wounds Of War : NPR
"Moral injury" is a term used in the mental health community to describe the psychological damage service members face when their actions in battle contradict their moral beliefs. Thought it isn't diagnosable, doctors and veterans are searching for ways to support those who have experienced this inner conflict.
Moral Wounds - YouTube
2.6 million veterans in the US have returned from Afghanistan and Iraq and about 40,000 in Canada who fought in Afghanistan. Many of them have returned wounded and not only visibly so. The wounds they brought back with them have been caused by moral injuries. Nancy Sherman joins The Agenda to discuss her book, 'Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers.'