INS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
INS is Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As people around the nation come together to raise their voices against injustice, INS offers our support and encouragement. We affirm our belief that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Further, we acknowledge and embrace our obligation to advance equal and effective care for all people. Confronting the long legacy of discrimination in this country requires hard work and honest dialogue. We must listen to each other with genuine empathy, care for one another and work together for change.
INS is proud of our history of inclusion and diversity, but we seek to do more, be more engaged and work harder to affect lasting change. We celebrate the diversity of our membership and in the infusion community. We work towards resolving disparities in healthcare outcomes by promoting evidence-based, standardized care. As a community of nurses, it is our commitment to bring attention to these health care disparities, which profoundly affect communities of color and members of other marginalized groups. As an organization which advocates for education and promotes best practices, we are in a unique position to address this issue and advocate for better care.
Our Board of Directors and Leadership are presently evaluating our current efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as an organization and in the larger community. Advocating for the public, including those in marginalized communities, is part of our mission. Inclusiveness is one of INS’ core values and we are committed to listening to the diverse voices within the infusion nursing community. As we continue to create INS educational assets, we will look for opportunities to address bias and intolerance in health care.
In following the ANA Code Ethics (2015), we are obligated as nurses “to practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person” (Provision 1). We must collaborate “with other health professionals and the public to protect human rights, promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities” (Provision 8). As an advocacy organization that serves a diverse community of practitioners, who care for people of all different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, INS is committed to advancing the cause of equality and to join in raising our voices against bias and intolerance. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected marginalized communities, has made the need to address this issue even more pressing. As the ANA Code of Ethics compels us, we must “maintain the integrity of the profession, and integrate principles of social justice into nursing and health policy” (Provision 9). We can best accomplish this by listening to diverse voices, planning, and executing meaningful actions, advancing education, and promoting access to effective care.
INS Convenes a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
INS affirms our belief that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Further, we acknowledge and embrace our obligation to advance equal and effective care for all people. Inclusiveness is one of INS’ core values. We are committed to listening to the diverse voices within the infusion nursing community and we look for opportunities to address bias and intolerance in health care.
To ensure that INS is supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion within the infusion community, we have established a standing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force. Our goal is to plan and execute meaningful actions.
The DEI Task Force has identified what Diversity, Equity and Inclusion means to INS.
Embracing and accepting our differences, respecting all people without prejudice and practicing healthcare with reverence for each unique individual.
Doing what is fair and just to achieve the best outcome for all people.
Ensuring that our organization honors the thoughts, ideas and perspectives of each person.
Please check this section of the website often as we further outline our plans and goals.
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is an international nonprofit organization representing infusion nurses and other clinicians who are engaged in the specialty practice of infusion therapy.
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