Friday, June 29, 2018

Less than one percent of nursing orgs take a stand against genocide

Here are the notes if you don't want to read through:
  • If you think "genocide" is too strong a word, it's not. "Genocide is the deliberate destruction, in whole or in part, by a government or its agents, of a racial, sexual, religious, tribal or political minority. It can involve not only mass murder, but also starvation, forced deportation, and political, economic and biological subjugation. Genocide involves three major components: ideology, technology, and bureaucracy/organization."
    Jones, Adam (2016), Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction, Taylor & Francis, p. 96, ISBN 978-1-317-53385-6
  • If you think nurses are somehow immune to being targeted, because "everybody loves nurses," think again.  Video Shows Filipina Nurse Assault In Parking Garage - "Go Back To China!" - "Ignacio says she was eating a meal in her parked vehicle when the unnamed woman rammed her shopping cart, containing a child, into Ignacio’s car. Ignacio looked at the woman after she passed the car. At this point, the woman cursed at Ignacio,  "what are you looking at b*tch? F*** you chinky Asian!" Ignacio is heard in the video asking, “why are you yelling at me? I should be the one yelling at you because you hit my car.” The other woman continued with the verbal assault - she allegedly proceeded to take Ignacio’s phone and hit her in the face."
  • The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, HPNA, is my professional organization. I wrote earlier how HPNA issued an award to the undeserving senior senator from Maine. I've been speaking to staff and leadership about the need to withdraw this award in light of the senator's complicity and inaction. That hasn't happened, and neither has HPNA acted on my request to speak out visibly and vocally.
YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED. CONTACT ANA, your state association, and any other nursing organization to URGE ACTION AND RESISTANCE.

I'll say it up front - I'm not a big organization/association kind of person. I think there's value and importance to these entities - they help colleagues connect and learn from each other, and usually have some kind of infrastructure that can be useful for communicating with and mobilizing membership.

A nursing organization can also amplify the voices of individual members, and even of nurses who are not members.

But the inescapable downside is that they move very slowly in response to events. Organizations also seek to avoid controversy. Both of these obstacles must be abolished. These are not normal times.

Here's where things stand with regard to nursing organizations that have taken a stand against genocide, and what should happen next.

American Nurses Association
What else should ANA do?
  • Each of the above releases lie buried deep in the ANA's website. They should be prominently displayed and readily accessible from the association's website at the home page level.
  • Develop a web page providing access to factual information regarding events, along with the professional and clinical rationale that support action. 
  • Develop a web page providing access to credible organizations working on this issue in the courts and on the ground.  These organizations need our financial support, and may also be channels for members with specific skills to directly participate.
  • Develop a web page to support members in contacting elected representatives, including contact information, suggested scripts, and other resources.
  • Mobilize membership through email, ground mail, social media, and all other available channels. Promote the ANA's stances on these issues, and promote nursing actions in response to this political humanitarian, and moral crisis.  
  • Reach out to state affiliates, and support their efforts to mobilize members at the regional, state, and local levels.
  • Join with other nursing organizations to develop tools and methods to articulate a response, amplify nursing voices, and promote action that leads to positive change.

    American Academy of Nursing
    • Separation of Children from their Parents Increases Likelihood of Toxic Stress. "The Academy reiterates its opposition to the inhumane policy of separating a large and growing number of immigrant children from their parents at the US border. The damaging toxic stress this practice burdens children with is not politically or morally justifiable. The Academy implores the administration to reverse this policy, for the health and safety of the children who are directly impacted by it and for their long-term health. As nurse leaders we have an obligation to stand against this harmful action and urge the nation to cease such unwarranted and unnecessary action."
    What else should the Academy do?

    • This statement also lies buried deep in their website, and is being pushed down on the press release page by subsequent releases. The statement needs to be kept front and center on the main page.
    • Mobilize members to sign on in support of the statement, and display that support prominently.
    • Join with other nursing organizations to develop tools and methods to articulate a response, amplify nursing voices, and promote action that leads to positive change.
    International Family Nursing Association
    • IFNA Statement Calls to End the Separation of Migrating Families at the U.S./Mexico Border. "As an organization, the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) calls for this deplorable, unethical, and harmful practice to stop. We call for the reuniting of families who have been separated. Never again should families be separated in the name of border security. Families belong together...As family nurses, we have a moral obligation to act. Our voices may be our best resource."
    What else should IFNA do?
    • The statement is prominent on the main page. Keep it there.
    • Join with other nursing organizations to develop tools and methods to articulate a response, amplify nursing voices, and promote action that leads to positive change.

    Texas Nurses Association
    • Texas Nurses Association members, staff and board of directors urge a trauma-informed approach to housing families awaiting processing. "Texas nurses are concerned by the policy of separating children from their families upon entry into the United States. The effects of separation at a young age are traumatic and can have long-lasting health consequences including an increased risk of PTSD, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The long-term health of children is best supported by keeping them with their families and ceasing their separation from parents at the border. The Code of Ethics for Nurses stresses a dedication to preserving the rights of vulnerable groups, including children. Protecting the health of the children affected should be a top priority. We call on our elected officials at all levels to take action immediately to stop the policy of separation, before even more children are irreversibly harmed."
    •  Also, too: The Texas Nurses Twitter Feed for ongoing information.
    What else should Texas Nurses do?
    • Get help and support from the national office.
    Here's a list of nursing organizations, via

    How many have visibly, vocally, and actively spoken out against genocide?


    Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
    Academy of Neonatal Nursing
    ACNP- American College of Nurse Practitioners
    Advanced Practice Nurses of the Ozarks
    Advanced Practice Nurses of the Permian Basin
    Advanced Practitioners for the River Region
    Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
    Alliance for Psychosocial Nursing
    Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
    Alzheimer's Association
    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    ***American Academy of Nursing
    American Assembly for Men in Nursing
    American Assisted Living Nurses Association
    American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
    American Association for the History of Nursing
    American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    American Association of Diabetes Educators
    American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
    American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
    American Association of Managed Care Nurses
    American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses
    American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
    American Association of Nigerian Nurses
    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators
    American Association of Nurse Attorneys
    American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
    American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
    American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
    American Board for Occupational Health Nurses
    American Board of Nursing Specialties
    American College Health Association
    American College of Cardiovascular Nurses
    American College of Nurse Midwives
    American Diabetes Association
    American Forensic Nurses
    American Heart Association: Council on Cardiovascular Nursing
    American Holistic Nurses Association
    American Long Term & Sub Acute Nurses Association
    American Medical Association
    American Medical Informatics Association/ Nursing Informatics Working Group
    American Nephrology Nurses Association
    ***American Nurses Association
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
    American Nursing Informatics Association
    American Organization of Nurse Executives
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    American Radiological Nurses Association
    American Society for Pain Management Nursing
    American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Nurses Section
    American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
    American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses
    American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, Inc.
    American Thoracic Society: Nurses Section
    Army Nurse Corps Association
    Arthritis Foundation
    Association for Nursing Professional Development
    Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing
    Association of Camp Nurses
    Association of Child Neurology Nurses
    Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
    Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    Association of Nurse Practitioners in Business, Inc.
    Association of Nurses in Aids Care
    Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
    Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
    Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing
    Baromedical Nurses Association
    Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
    Center for American Nurses
    Center to Champion Nursing in America
    Certification Board of Perioperative Nursing
    Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
    Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice
    Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
    Dermatology Nurses' Association
    Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
    Emergency Nurses Association
    Endocrine Nurses Society
    Federal Nurses Association
    Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
    Home Healthcare Nurses Association
    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association***(see note below)
    Infusion Nurses Society (see intravenous)
    Lupus Foundation of America
    Midwest Nursing Research Society
    Muscular Dystrophy Association
    NAPNAP Foundation
    National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners
    National Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care
    National Association of Bariatric Nurses
    National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
    National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
    National Association of Disease Management & Wellness Professionals
    National Association of Hispanic Nurses
    National Association of Independent Nurses
    National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses
    National Association of Neonatal Nurses
    National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
    National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
    National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    National Association of Rural Health Clinics
    National Association of School Nurses
    National Association of State School Nurse Consultants
    National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
    National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
    National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
    National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    National Federation for Specialty Nursing Organizations
    National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
    National Fibromyalgia Partnership
    National Gerontological Nurses Association
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
    National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    National League for Nursing
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    National Nurses in Business Association
    National Nursing Staff Development Organization
    National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
    National Organization of Associate Degree Nurses
    National Organization of Practical Nursing Education and Service
    National Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education
    National Private Duty Association
    National Student Nurses Association
    Navy Nurse Corps Association
    NCNA Council of Nurse Practitioners - Coastal Region
    NCNA Council of Nurse Practitioners Eastern Region
    NCNA Council of Nurse Practitioners Wake Central Region
    North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
    Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association
    Northern Nurse Practitioner Association
    Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives
    NP Council of Miami-Dade
    Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
    Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association
    Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
    Nurse Practitioners: It’s About Time
    Nurse Without Borders
    Nurses Christian Fellowship
    Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
    Nurses Peer Support Network
    Nursing Ethics Network
    Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International
    Oncology Nurses Society
    Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society
    Philippine Nurses Association of America
    Respiratory Nursing Society
    Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Beta, Chapter-At-Large
    Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
    Society for Vascular Nursing
    Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
    Society of Nurses in Advanced Practice
    Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head/Neck Nurses
    Society of Pediatric Nurses
    Society of Trauma Nurses
    Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
    Southern Gulf Coast Nurse Practitioner Council
    The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
    The National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf
    The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers
    Transcultural Nursing Society
    Travel Nursing
    Treasure Coast Nurse Practitioners
    Uniformed Nurse Practitioner Association
    Valley Advanced Practice Nurse Association
    Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)
    Volusia Flagler Advanced Practice Nursing Council
    West Coast Council of Advanced Nursing Practice
    West Sound Advanced Practice Association
    Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)


    Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association
    North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association
    Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama
    River Region Advanced Practitioners
    West Alabama Nurse Practitioners
    Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association
    Alaska Nurses Association
    Alaska Professional Nurses Organization
    Department of Health and Social Services, Section of Public Health Nursing
    Department of Labor, Alaska Job Center Network, Health Care Employment Search
    National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Arizona Chapter)
    Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association
    Arizona Emergency Nurses Association
    Arizona Nurses Association
    Arizona Organization of Nurse Executives
    Arizona Public Health Association
    Black Nureses Association of the Greater Phoenix Area
    Philippine Nurses Association of Arizona
    School Nurses of Organization of Arizona
    The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (Phoenix Chapter)
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Arkansas Chapter)
    Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association
    Arkansas Nurses Association
    Arkansas School Nurses Association
    Arkansas State Board of Nursing
    Bay Area Nurse Practitioner Association
    California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
    Coachella Valley Chapter of Nurse Practitioners
    Northern California Chapter of GAPNA
    Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County
    Orange County NAPNAP Chapter
    Sacramento Valley Chapter of NAPNAP
    San Diego Chapter of NAPNAP
    San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    Sarasota County Nurse Practitioners
    Silicon Valley Chapter for Nurse Practitioners
    Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter of NAPNAP
    Colorado Society of Advance Practice Nurses
    Colorado Society of Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric Nursing
    Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner’s Coalition
    Southern Colorado Advanced Practice Nursing Association
    CAPHN| Connecticut Association of Public Health Nurses
    Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society
    Connecticut Nurses Association
    Advanced Practice Nurse Council of the Delaware Nurses Association
    Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
    District of Columbia
    Nurse Practitioner Association of the District of Columbia
    Central Florida Advanced Nurse Practitioner Council
    Florida Association of Neonatal NPs
    Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners
    Florida Chapter of GAPNA
    Florida Chapter of NAPNAP
    Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice Nursing
    Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA
    Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of NAPNAP
    Florida Nurse Practitioner Network - FNPN
    Florida Nurses Association
    Florida Panhandle Nurse Practitioner Coalition
    Manatee Area Council for Advanced Nursing Practice - MACANP
    North Central Florida Advanced Practice Nurses
    Nurse Practitioner Council of Collier County
    Nurse Practitioner Council of Miami-Dade
    South Florida Council of Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc.
    Tallahassee Area Council of Advanced Practice Nurses
    Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurses Council
    Tampa Bay Simulation Network
    Atlanta Chapter United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
    Central Georgia Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
    Georgia Chapter of GAPNA
    Georgia Nurses Association
    Gwinnett Chapter United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
    South Georgia Association of Nurse Practitioners
    United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia
    United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of West Georgia
    Wiregrass Nurse Practitioner Association
    Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association
    Hawaii Association of Professional Nurses
    Hawaii Nurses Association
    Student Nurses Association (SNA)
    The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
    Idaho Nurses Association
    Idaho Nurses Association
    Nurse Practictioners of Idaho
    Wake Central Nurse Practitioner Council
    Chicago Chapter of NAPNAP
    Illinois Chicago Chapter - National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    Illinois Nurses Association
    Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
    Indiana Chapter of NAPNAP
    Intermountain Advanced Practice Nurses Association
    Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners IANP
    Iowa Society of Nurse Practitioners
    Greater Kansas City Chapter of NAPNAP
    Kansas State Nurses Association
    Lake County PA & NP Organization
    Kentucky Nurses Association
    Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives
    Louisiana State Nurses Association
    Louisiana Nursing Home Association
    Louisiana Center For Nurisng
    Louisiana Association of Student Nurses
    Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
    American Nurses Association- Maine
    Maine NP Association
    Maine SGNA Home- Maine SGNA
    Maine Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
    Maine State Nurses Association- National Nurses United
    OMNE: Nursing Leaders of Maine
    Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians
    Maryland Nurses Association
    Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
    The NP Association of Maryland
    Massachusetts Nurses Association
    Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
    Great Lakes Chapter of GAPNA
    Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
    Michigan League for Nursing (MLN)
    Michigan Nurses Association
    Association of Southeastern Minnesota Nurse Practitioners
    Minnesota Affiliate of National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
    Minnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses
    Minnesota Chapter of the Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association
    Minnesota Directors of Nursing Administration
    Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association
    Minnesota Nurse Practitioners
    Minnesota Nurses Association
    Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing
    Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses
    School Nurse Organization of Minnesota
    Mississipi Nurses Association
    Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners
    Mississippi Nurses Association, NP Special Interest Group
    Missouri Coalition of Nurses in Advanced Practice
    Missouri Nurses Association
    Montana Nurses Association
    Nebraska Nurses Association
    Nebraska Nurse Practitioner
    Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association
    Nevada Nurses Association
    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire NP Association
    New Hampshire Nurses Association
    New Jersey
    New Jersey State Nurses Association
    New Mexico
    New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence
    New Mexico Emergency Nurses Association
    New Mexico Native American Indian Nurses Association
    New Mexico NP Counsel
    New Mexico Nurses Association
    New York
    New York State Nurses Association
    NP Association of New York State
    NPA Brooklyn Queens Chapter
    NPA Capital Chapter New York
    NPA Long Island Chapter
    NPA Manhattan Bronx Chapter
    NPA Mohawk Valley Chapter
    NPA Staten Island Chapter
    NPA Tompkins Cortland Chapter
    Nurse Practitioners of New York
    The Nurse Practitioner Association Greater Rochester
    The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State
    North Carolina
    Metrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
    North Carolina Nurses Association
    North Dakota
    North Dakota Nurses Association
    North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association
    Northeast Ohio Nurse Practitioners
    Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
    Ohio Chapter of GAPNA
    Ohio Nurses Association
    Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners
    Oklahoma Nurses Association
    Nurse Practitioners of Oregon
    Oregon Holistic Nurses Association
    Oregon Nurses Association
    PAs and NPs of the Florida Keys
    Polk County Advanced Practice Nurses Association
    Berks County Nurse Practitioners
    BuxMont Nurse Practitioner Group
    Nurse Practitioners of Central Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
    Pennsylvania Nurses Association
    Pennsylvania-Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    Pennyslvania Nurses Association
    Redding Area PA & NP Alliance
    Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island State Nurses Association
    Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (Rhode Island Chapter)
    Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Rhode Island
    Student Nurses' Association of Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Carolina Nurses Coalition
    South Carolina State House
    South Dakota
    South Dakota Nurses Association
    Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota
    Chattanooga Area Nurses in Advanced Practice
    Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses
    Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses
    Northeast Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association
    Tennessee Council of Advanced Practice Nurses
    Tennessee Nurses Association
    West Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Alliance
    Austin Advanced Practice Nurses
    Brazos Valley Nurse Practitioner Association
    Denton Area Advanced Practice Nurses
    East Texas Nurse Practitioner Association
    Galveston Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses - GCAPN
    Houston Area Chapter of NAPNAP
    Houston Area Nurse Practitioners - HANP
    Metro West North Texas Nurse Practitioners
    North Harris Montgomery Advanced Practice Nurse Society
    North Texas Nurse Practitioners
    Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists - TxCNS
    Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA
    Texas Nurse Practitioners
    ***Texas Nurses Association
    Utah Certified Nurse-Midwives
    Utah Chapter of NAPNAP
    Utah Nurse Practitioners, Inc
    Utah Nurses Association
    Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association
    Victoria Area Nurse Practitioners
    Virginia Council of NPs
    Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
    ARNPs United of Washington State
    Association of Eastside Nurse Practitioners
    Midwives of Washington
    Mount Baker Nurse Practitioners Association
    Puget Sound Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society
    WA State Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Newsletter
    WA State NP Group
    Washington State Nurses Association
    Welcome to Puget Sound NP Association
    Washington DC
    see District of Columbia
    West Virginia
    West Virginia Nurses Association
    West Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    Metro Milwaukee Nurse Practitioners
    Wisconsin Nurses Association
    Wyoming Council for Advanced Practice Nursing
    Wyoming Nurses Association


    Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
    ICN- International Council of Nurses
    International Association for Human Caring
    International Association of Forensic Nurses
    International Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    International Child Health Nursing Alliance
    International Childbirth Education Association 
    International Council of Nurses
    International Council of Nurses Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network
    ***International Family Nursing Association 
    International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing
    International Nurses Society on Addictions
    International Nurses Society on Addictions
    International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses
    International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
    International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
    International Society of Nurses in Genetics