HPNA Promotes Resources for Collaboration with the Public in the Protection of Human Rights

The Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (HPNA) condemns racism, immoral police conduct, slow-moving reformation of policing practices, and reactionary violence, even if born out of understandable frustration over injustice. 

The circumstances involved with the deaths of George, Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor were abhorrent. The continued effects of systemic racism and injustice impact every part of our lives, including the safety and health of those whose care is entrusted to nurses. 

As nurses, it is important for us to honor our responsibilities as noted in Provision 8 of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, which states, "The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public to protect human rights, promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities."

In response to ANA President Grant's call to action and in order to put into practice the ethical tenet of collaboration with the public, HPNA encourages the utilization of resources such as:
The protection of human rights and the reduction of health care disparities are cornerstones of HPNA's mission to advance expert care.