Moral Injury Research

Moral injury is a topic that is getting considerable attention from the military chaplaincy and veteran research fields.  Multiple definitions for moral injury exist. The field of research has produced some survey instruments, but there is much more work to be done. Current definitions and scales were developed using sample populations with few women soldiers in them. Including the concrete experiences of women is a hallmark of feminist research. All of the research conducted by Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. (MISNS) focuses on the experiences of service women and family members. These are underserved populations, both in research and support.

“Exploring Military  Moral Injury Among Service Members’ Partners” is one of our most important studies. The overall aim of the project is to explore the phenomenon of secondary moral injury among spouses, ex-spouses, partners, or ex-partners of military service members with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This exploratory study will lay the groundwork for future projects aimed at addressing gaps in the field of knowledge related to moral injury in military family members.

We are looking for research partners, organizations that provide support to military personnel, veterans, and their families. We believe these organizations, who have invested time, money and energy into the veteran community, are in the best position to help us design, recruit, and conduct the research study. If you belong to one of those organizations, go to our partner page for more information: Partner Page.

To make a tax deductible donation to this important research, go to: https://bit.ly/ResearchDonation.

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