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Author Credentials

Brittany Houston, PsyD

Behavioral Science Director

Assistant Professor/ Clinical

Department of Population Health

Dell Medical School University of Texas at Austin

Brittany.houston@ascension.org

Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, ABPP, CSOWM Associate Professor/Clinical

Department of Family & Community Medicine

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

UT Health San Antonio

ogbeide@uthscsa.edu

Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0003-3579-1984

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has given more focus on the concept of moral drifting. Moral or ethical drift is characterized as an insidious movement away from ethical behavior. Not only is this phenomenon present with routine tasks such as going to the grocery store, but it is influential and present in a setting being impacted by COVID-19: primary care. Integrated Primary Care and team-based care are incredibly valuable when caring for complex populations but also vital in mitigating the impacts of stress that moral drifting can cause on individual and team functioning.

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