TRAUMA - ADAPTIVE DISCLOSURE
Moral injury is not a new concept. However, attention to the importance of healing from moral injury is relatively new. Adaptive disclosure is a new approach to healing from the terrible guilt, shame, grief and isolation that too often follows service members and first responders whose jobs expose them to life and death decisions and instances where there are no good choices available. Components include expressing what happened, exploring what went right and what went wrong, working towards apology or amends if appropriate, and finding a path towards self-forgiveness. Adaptive disclosure is designed to get people started on this path and encourage a life-long commitment towards moral repair.