Call for Public Comment on Nurses’ Role in Capital Punishment

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08/26/09
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is seeking comments on the following revised position statement: Nurses’ Role in Capital Punishment, which states “The American Nurses Association (ANA) is strongly opposed to nurse participation in capital punishment. Participation in executions, either directly or indirectly, is viewed as contrary to the fundamental goals and ethical traditions of the nursing profession.”

If you are interested in participating in this review, download the Position Statement below and provide your comments to the ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights, Attention: Martha Turner, PhD, RN, via e-mail at Martha.Turner@ana.org or MTurner@turnlink.net by 5:00pm EDT on October 26, 2009.

ANA appreciates your assistance with reviewing this Position Statement.

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