Dr. Matt Bowker’s article, “Beyond the Battlefield: ‘Moral Injury’ and Moral Defence in the Psychic Life of the Soldier, the Military, and the Nation” (with David P. Levine) was published in June in Vol. 16, No. 1 of the journal, Organisational and Social Dynamics.
While some psychologists have been perplexed to find that veterans’ “moral injuries” can be as common and as damaging as post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms, Bowker and Levine argue that many individuals suffer moral injuries before enlistment, and that fantasies about the nature and mission of military (and, by extension, some non-military) organizations, fantasies shared by organizational leaders, recruits, and other members, may only exacerbate those injuries.
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