WASHINGTON, June 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the Orlando, FL, massacre,the American Nurses Association (ANA) issued a declaration today calling for sensible gun control measures, including one that lifts a ban on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from studying gun violence. ANA held its annual Membership
"Now is the time to enact meaningful gun control legislation at the state and federal level to protect society," said ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. "We all must join with other members of our community and at every level of civil society in dialogue and action to address the underlying issues that result in hate and motivate unspeakable acts of violence."
The declaration follows ANA's Lobby Day on June 23, when almost 300 nurses from across the country went to Capitol Hill to share their perspectives and concerns about key nursing and health care issues, including safe nurse staffing, access to home health care, and gun violence.
The declaration reads (in part):
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.6 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all.
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SOURCE American Nurses Association
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