Issues up close

Health disparities and end of life care

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: Creating change  I’m a community health nurse and have personally witnessed how health disparities manifest in advance care...

Tragedy from a vaccine-preventable disease

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Conflicted in (Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Michigan … all states with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions) Subject:...

ANA responds to Supreme Court rulings

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down three key rulings this summer in cases that the American Nurses Association (ANA) had been monitoring, two that...

ANA and Prudential partner to help nurses with financial planning

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is partnering with Prudential Financial, Inc., to offer financial wellness solutions for members. The collaboration enables Prudential to support nurses...

How to address racial injustice in the workplace and community

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: I want to make a difference I am a white frontline nurse in a medium-sized, full-service hospital. I...

Willie Manzano: From NYC’s COVID-19 response to a brighter future

The first patient with the new coronavirus arrived at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in March, the earliest in a wave of people suffering from the confounding,...

A question of conscience

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: Refusal to participate Two nurses on my unit have submitted written notification stating that they would no longer...

ANA In Brief – ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights celebrates 30 years

The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights has been a leader in healthcare ethics, nursing ethics, bioethics and human rights for 30 years....

ANA In Brief – Coronavirus: What you need to know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an ongoing outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China. Cases have...

Partnerships bring infection prevention practices to nurses

Spurred by the 2014 Ebola crisis and such emerging threats as Zika virus and antibiotic resistance, ANA is partnering with leading public health organizations to give registered nurses...