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distress

1. mental pain; anguish
2. physical or financial trouble
3. in distress (of a ship, aircraft, etc.) in dire need of help
4. Law
a. the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of or in satisfaction of a debt, claim, etc.; distraint
b. the property thus seized
c. US (as modifier): distress merchandise
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Nurses were given the bags during particularly distressing patient-care scenarios; the unit leadership ensured the bags were always available at the nursing station.
I can also state that nurses experience such distress frequently and, when it occurs, it is often an intensely distressing experience.
They also examined the consequences of morally distressing experiences and investigated the relationship between moral distress and demographic characteristics (Elpern et al., 2005).
Abstract: Sexual intrusive thoughts (SITs) are common in both clinical and non-clinical populations and these experiences are distressing for many.
Any distressing sexual problem (both sexual problem and sexually-related personal distress) occurred in 12% of respondents, and was more common in women aged 45-64 years than in younger or older women.
A higher prevalence of distressing desire problems also was seen in women who had health problems and in those who were menopausal, q-he prevalence of distressful orgasmic dysfunction was similar in middle-aged and older women.
Nurses reported that the simple act of being allowed to share their morally distressing situations yielded relief in knowing they were not alone in the experience (Elpern et al., 2005).
Under the best of circumstances, parents come to school conferences wanting to hear good news about their children, yet often fearing they will hear something distressing (Lawrence-Lightfoot, 2003).