Royal College of Nursing Scotland
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and its members have long been involved in human rights activities, both nationally and internationally. The RCN is committed to supporting and advocating human rights for the positive and practical difference they make to people, patients and nursing. The RCN is one of the world's leading member driven health care organisations and advocating the highest standards of care and dignity for people needing nursing care is at the heart of its work. To be effective, it is essential that the RCN position on human rights and any actions it takes are built on the strongest possible foundation. These must be grounded in international and national agreements and law, as well as codes of nursing conduct and ethics.