The International Nurse Coach Association | Integrative Nurse Coach Academy (collectively, INCA) stand in solidarity with individuals and communities of color, Black Americans in particular, who for generations have had to endure a social and economic environment poisoned by systemic racism.
more insidiously toxic.”
We mourn the senseless and hateful murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and protesters around the nation.
INCA shares the American Nurses’ Association (ANA) position in that “discrimination has no place in nursing practice, education, or research. It has no place in health care.”
As nurses, we must work to eliminate systemic and institutional racism, personal racism, and unconscious bias. We must also work to increase the diversity within our own profession.Until this scourge is eliminated from our society, we cannot hope to fully empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.
Systemic racism & individual discrimination have a direct impact on determinants of health, exacerbate health inequities, and lead to lifelong trauma. INCA supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) —
- #3 Ensure the good health and well-being of all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic status
- #10 Reduce the inequalities that are affecting communities and people of color
- #16 Promote peace, justice and formation of strong institutions that treat all humans equally and are not biased based on the color of ones’ skin, race, or ethnicity