Psychological trauma and moral injury in religious leaders during COVID-19.

Talya Greene, Michael A.P. Bloomfield, Jo Billings

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Religious leaders are at risk of psychological trauma and moral injury during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article highlights potentially traumatic or morally injurious experiences for religious leaders and provides evidence-based recommendations for mitigating their impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S143-S145
JournalPsychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
StatePublished - 2020

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© 2020 American Psychological Association


  • PTSD
  • burnout
  • coronavirus
  • mental health
  • stress
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Pandemics
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/etiology
  • Psychological Trauma/etiology
  • Humans
  • Psychological Distress
  • Morals
  • Burnout, Psychological/etiology
  • COVID-19
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Clergy/ethics
  • Adult
  • Pneumonia, Viral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology


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