A podcast that discusses “moral injury”, an emerging term defined as “perpetuating, failing to prevent, bearing witness to, or learning about acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations” (Griffin et al., 2019). Moral injury is similar to PTSD but has distinct differences. While it is often seen in military settings, various front-line careers also present opportunities for moral injury, including psychiatry.
Most likely you are stuck in what Stephen Karpman M.D. calls a drama triangle (or Karpman Triangle). According to psychologist Margalis Fjelstad, PhD, author of Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist, we can get caught up in a conflict and lock ourselves into rigid and self-satisfying/self-punishing roles that limit our abilities to live our lives in a healthy, happy, and relaxed way.
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