Monday, December 22, 2014          
              
 
Position Statements
 

In HPNA's role as the lead organization in end-of-life and palliative nursing care, the Board of Directors will sometimes adopt a position statement on an issue of importance to the membership. Such statements can be written in support of or in opposition to a specific position. There is also the option of deciding not to take a position but rather to acknowledge both the pros and cons of the issue. A position statement is intended to represent the position of the Association's membership on the issue. Once adopted by the Board, the position becomes the official statement that Directors and National Office staff use when asked to comment on the issue.

The development of position statements is an on-going process within the Board of Directors. This site will be updated as the Board of Directors adopts additional position statements. (NOTE:  please be advised the Position Statements listed below are only available in pdf format.  If you initially have difficulty retrieving the document, please refresh your screen.  Thank you.    Click here for pdf info.)

Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Advanced Illness

 

Assuring High Quality in Palliative Nursing

 

Complementary Therapies in Palliative Care Nursing Practice 

 

Evidence-Based Practice 

 

Legalization of Assisted Suicide

 

Medication Error Reporting in the Home Setting

 

Pain Management

 

Palliative Sedation

 

Role of Hospice and Palliative Nurses in Research

 

Role of Palliative Care in Organ and Tissue Donation 

 

Role of the Nurse when Hastened Death is Requested

 

Shortage of Registered Nurses

 

Spiritual Care

 

The Ethics of Opioid Use at End of Life

 

The Nurse's Role in Advance Care Planning

 

The Use of Medical Marijuana

 

Value of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Palliative Care

 

Value of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse in Palliative Care

 

Value of the Nursing Assistant in Palliative Care

 

Value of Hospice and Palliative Nursing Certification 

 

Value of the Professional Nurse in Palliative Care

 

Withholding and/or Withdrawing Life Sustaining Therapies