The Lonergan Review

Volume 7, Issue 1, 2016

Applying Lonergan

Christine Jamieson, Hazel Markwelli
Pages 62-83

Values Integration and Values Conflict in Healthcare
Lonergan’s Contribution

Healthcare workers are, of necessity, oriented toward immediate action in addressing urgent, concrete situations. This is particularly true in acute care settings such as Intensive Care Units, Critical Care Units and Emergency rooms in Hospitals. At the same time, healthcare workers suffer significantly higher levels of moral distress than other types of workers. transcendental mode, something that is particularly challenging in goal oriented healthcare workers. This paper draws on data collected from several research studies conducted in hospitals in Canada. The research was done through the lens of Lonergan’s transcendental method and his work on values and bias.