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'Moral Injury': A New Name for an Old Kind of Suffering in Wartime November 06, 2012
There's a particular kind of pain that damages the soul in war: moral injury. It’s a deeply human response to witnessing or participating in an event that is morally repulsive – from killing another person to handling human remains. In 2009, 'moral injury' was named by clinicians at the Deptartment of Veterans Affairs as a possible consequence of combat.

Rita Nakashima Brock, co-author with Gabriella Lettini of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War 

For our DC listeners: the authors will be discussing their book on Thursday, Nov. 15th at All Souls Unitarian Church.