The longitudinal association between moral injury appraisals and psychological outcomes in refugees
Angela Nickerson, Yulisha Byrow, Joel Hoffman, Meaghan O’Donnell, Richard A Bryant, Natalie Mastrogiovanni, Tadgh McMahon, Greg Benson, Vicki Mau and Belinda J. Liddell
Background: Refugees report a diverse array of psychological responses following persecution and displacement. Little is known, however, regarding the mechanisms that underlie differential psychological reactions in refugees. This study investigated the longitudinal impact of negative moral appraisals about one’s own actions [i.e. moral injury-self (MI-self) appraisals] and others’ actions [i.e. moral injury-other (MI-others) appraisals] on a variety of psychological symptoms over a period of 6 months.