Surviving Versus Thriving: Reflecting on moral distress and adding gratitude as a coping skill

The last two and a half years have been very challenging for nurses and other healthcare workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has contributed to increased levels of moral distress and moral injury among health care workers.  This CE will provide you with valuable information about suicide prevention, moral resilience, and the importance of including the practice of gratitude as a coping skill.

Session objectives:

  1. Define terms surrounding moral injury and moral distress
  2. Apply the concept of moral resilience to decrease risk of suicide
  3. Synthesize a beginning gratitude practice to build personal coping skills.

Participants that complete the CE presentation and post-test/evaluation in their entirety and pass the post-test with 80% or higher, will receive an electronic certificate via email. RNs completing the activity will receive 1 contact hour of continuing education.

The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.




COST: This CE is FREE for MNA members and $20 for non-members.

POST-TEST: Complete the post-test & evaluation response form and make your payment ONLINE by clicking here.


  • Participants who achieve a minimum passing score of 80% will receive a certificate awarding 1.0 contact hours.
  • Participants who do not achieve a passing score will have the option to gain success with the material by repeating the material and test at no additional cost.


American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Whole health begins with mental health – let it begin with you. Retrieved May 23, 2022

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

NIH News in Health. Practicing Gratitude -ways to improve positivity. Retrieved May 23, 2022

Sieg, D. (2020). 7 habits of highly resilient nurses. Sigma global nursing excellence. Retrieved May 23, 2022