Public Comment Deadline 11/30/08: Patient Safety: Rights of Registered Nurses When Considering a Patient Assignment

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11/20/08
Deadline 11/30/08
The ANA Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics (CNPE) is seeking comments on the ANA position statement, Patient Safety: Rights of Registered Nurses When Considering a Patient Assignment.

which states: "The American Nurses Association (ANA) upholds that registered nurses – based on their professional and ethical responsibilities – have the professional right to accept, reject or object in writing to any patient assignment that puts patients or themselves at serious and immediate risk for harm. Registered nurses have the professional obligation to raise concerns regarding any patient assignment that puts patients or themselves at risk for harm. The professional obligations of the registered nurse to safeguard patients are grounded in the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001b), Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2004), and state laws, and rules and regulations governing nursing practice."

Download the position statment below and send comments to Cheryl.Peterson@ANA.org.

If you are interested in participating in this review, please provide your comments to the ANA staff member listed above by 5:00pm EST on November 30, 2008.

CNPE appreciates your assistance with reviewing this Position Statement

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