About The Center

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In September 1990, the Center for Ethics and Human Rights was established with the following guiding objectives:

  • Promulgate in collaboration with ANA constituents, a body of knowledge, both theoretical and practical, designed to address issues in ethics and human rights at the state, national and international level;
  • Develop and disseminate information about and advocate for public policy to assure that ethics and human rights are addressed in health care; and
  • Assure that short and long-range objectives regarding ethics and human rights will be addressed within the Association, and expressed to appropriate bodies external to the Association.
The Center continues to advance these originating goals and has become respected as an authority within the nursing community. The Center remains responsive to the changing realities within health care and the nursing profession and is committed to addressing professional, ethical and human rights challenges and ultimately to improving the quality of care rendered to patients and their families. Please direct questions and/or comments about The Center for Ethics and Human Rights to:

The American Nurses Association
Center for Ethics & Human Rights
8515 Georgia Avenue
Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 628-5000
E-mail: ethics@ana.org