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The ethics of cooperating with law enforcement

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Nurse informant Subject: Nurse obligations to cooperate with law enforcement   I’m an RN working in a pediatric unit. I was...

Advocacy meets opportunity

Easing scope of practice barriers during COVID-19 Changes included in federal legislation passed into law and regulation reflect Medicare recognition of advanced practice RNs’ (APRNs’)...

Social determinants of health and COVID-19

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Student nurse  Subject: Social determinants of health   I’m a nursing student, and my instructor has been talking about social determinants...

Honoring, supporting, and advocating for nurses

Here are some of the ways the ANA Enterprise is working on behalf of RNs to address COVID-19, recognize nurses, offer educational events, and...

Nurse-led national commission examines racism in nursing

Leading nursing organizations convened for the inaugural meeting of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. To motivate all nurses to confront systemic...

New grant promotes nurse and pharmacist teamwork

Nurses with visionary ideas about partnering with pharmacists to optimize medication use and improve patient outcomes may be interested in applying for a new...

RN Initiative: A catalyst for nursing’s future

Nurses worked heroically in 2020 as the tragic spread of the novel coronavirus took on pandemic proportions and forced innovation in the U.S. healthcare...

Informed consent for nursing care

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Nurse from Milan, Italy  Subject: Professional responsibilities with informed consent   I recently was asked to obtain a signed informed nursing consent...

A critical Pathway to Excellence® standard

Initiatives promote nurses’ well-being during the pandemic.  Ensuring nurses’ well-being isn’t just a concept for healthcare systems and organizations that have—or want to gain—the Pathway...

Online health information and self-diagnosis

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN  Subject: Self-diagnosis    During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients are asking me about symptoms they’re experiencing and my opinion about...