Call for Public Comment Position Statement: Nurses’ Role in Ethics and Human Rights: Protecting and promoting individual worth, dignity, and human rights in practice settings

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03/09/10
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is seeking comments on the following revised position statement: Nurses’ Role in Ethics and Human Rights: Protecting and promoting individual worth, dignity, and human rights in practice settings.

The purpose of this statement is to bring the topic of human rights to the forefront and to provide nurses with specific actions to protect and promote human rights in every practice setting. It describes the relationship between nurses’ ethical obligations, the concept of human rights and professional nursing practice.

If you are interested in participating in this review, download the document and submit your comments online (see below) by 5:00pm EST on April 9, 2010. If you have questions e-mail Laurie Badzek, Director, Center for Ethics and Human Rights, at lbadzek@hsc.wvu.edu.

ANA appreciates your assistance with reviewing this important document.

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