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Have we forgotten or become complicit: A story about our code of ethics for nurses

How many years ago did we take an ethics class in nursing school? Do you remember the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive...

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:...

The ‘fake’ news effect

At some point the political questions of the day collapse. It’s the day the economic issues, and the immigration issues, the coronavirus issues,...

Ethics in a pandemic

Nurses need to engage in self-care to reduce moral distress. Takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic brings many ethical dilemmas for nurses and their patients. The...

Get out the vote

Making informed decisions can make a difference. Editor's note: This is an early release article and will appear in the September 2020 issue of American Nurse...

America’s dark secret

Words about equality, friendship, and peace must be accompanied by action. In a country with a history of great oratory, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

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...

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...

Is political advocacy ethical for nurses?

To: Ethics Inbox    From: Uneasy RN Subject: Political advocacy I recently saw a political ad featuring a nurse using her name and licensed credentials to support...

Claiming our rights

The pandemic has cast a spotlight on human rights. According to CNN, the night-shift emergency department (ED) nurses at a Detroit hospital reached a tipping...