RPNAO Statement: separation of migrant families in the United States

Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario members are deeply unsettled by the situation unfolding in the United States and the continued justification of the abuse of children in the name of administrative policy.

On behalf of RPNs in Ontario, we advocate for policy-makers to consider the social determinants of health and equity, as well as the obligation of all nurses to have an awareness of the global issues of vulnerable or equity-seeking populations and act locally to bring about change. When a policy is causing egregious harm, it must be re-evaluated and changed.

As concerned Canadians, nurses, and health care professionals we urge the Government of Canada to raise this issue with the United States and condemn this policy and its shameful human rights violations.

 

About the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario

Founded in 1958, RPNAO is the voice of registered practical nursing in Ontario. There are approximately 43,000 RPNs working in Ontario, playing a vital role in the province's health care system. For more information about RPNAO, it's mandate and how RPNs contribute to Ontario's health care system, please visit rpnao.org.

 

Category: IssuesDate: Tuesday, June 19, 2018