Nurses and human rights

This paper reviews some of the risks of human rights violation faced by nurses, their role in the defence and promotion of human rights, including provision of care to refugees and asylum seekers, and argues for a continuing and stronger role by the nursing profession in the defence of patients under threat, and the protection of vulnerable nurses and nursing associations. It further argues for a constant monitoring by professional associations and human rights groups of pressures on nurses to engage in unethical behaviour.

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