Moral injury is “the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress their own moral and ethical values or codes of conduct.” (Syracuse University, Moral Injury Project) In short, it’s the undoing of moral character. Through passages from select books, this session explores the significance, causes, symptoms, far-reaching effects, and coping techniques of moral injury, particularly among combat veterans, as well as how it differs from PTSD.
Professor of History at Bloomfield College
Harry Franqui-Rivera is a professor of History at Bloomfield College. He earned a Ph.D. from UMass Amherst; an MA from Temple University, a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, and a G.E.D. He is an author, public intellectual, cultural critic, blogger and Huff Post contributor and has been featured in national/international media and National Public Radio.