Moral distress and wellbeing of healthcare workers during COVID-19 study

  1 March 2021  Phoenix Australia   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Phoenix Australia is conducting a study to better understand the emotional impacts of working during the COVID-19 pandemic for healthcare workers, with a particular focus on moral distress and injury.

We are now looking for participants. If you are a current or former healthcare worker who worked at some point between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and now (frontline or non-frontline), and you are over 18 years of age, you are eligible to participate.

Participation involves completing an anonymous online survey that will take 25-35 minutes. The survey will ask questions about exposure to work-related events which have impacted your moral values (for example: the impact on your identity, relationships, beliefs, and behaviour), and various aspects of your mental health (for example: symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and general wellbeing).

The study has been granted ethical approval by the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee (protocol number 2021-20355-13622-5).

For more information about the study, and to participate, visit

To contact the study researchers, email


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Disclaimer: This article was provided by Phoenix Australia. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.