Press - August 1st, 2017

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Name: Dr. Millicent Gorham
Phone: 301-589-3200
March 20, 2017
National Black Nurses Association Announces End of Life Care Resolution

SILVER SPRING, MD, August 1, 2017, The National Black Nurses Association announces the passage of its resolution “End of Life Care: Transitioning Patients with Dignity and Family” at the Opening Ceremony of its 45th Annual Institute and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. “In collaboration with VITAS Healthcare, a corporate roundtable member and corporate sponsor of the conference, NBNA is pleased to continue to partner to provide end of life education to our membership”, stated Dr. Eric J. Williams, NBNA President. “For 10 years, VITAS as offered state of the art education to over 1000 NBNA members; helping the nurses to give better support to patients, family members and care givers”.

“This resolution is but one way to recognize that NBNA and VITAS Healthcare are walking hand-in-hand to help patients transition with support and dignity during their final hours”, stated Joni Lovelace, Chair, NBNA Resolutions Committee.

VITAS Healthcare is providing 28 hours of continuing education during the NBNA annual conference, July 31-August 4, 2017. The theme of the Conference is “Nursing Innovations: Building a Culture of Health”. The Opening Ceremony is open to the public on Tuesday, August 1, 6 p.m., Mandalay Bay Conference Center.

The NBNA mission is “to serve as the voice for black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health”. 
About NBNA
The National Black Nurses Association's mission is to "represent and provide a forum for Black Nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color".