SPN defines a position statement as a statement that is relevant within the current healthcare environment. It clearly and succinctly states our position on a controversial or debatable topic.
The following position statements provide a well-thought-out starting point for advocacy around that particular issue. Use these statements to serve as a reference to support your policy at your institution.
SPN produced and endorsed position statements are researched, written and reviewed by pediatric nurses with specialized expertise in the area of concern. All position statements go through committee and Board of Director review at a minimum of every two years.
The Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) recognizes that pediatric health care should be child-and family-centered and delivered in a way that is acceptable to patients, families, and healthcare providers (Society of Pediatric Nurses, 2008). The expectation is that pediatric nurses, patients, families/legal guardians, and other healthcare providers will support this position statement on the Pediatric Bill of Rights, by incorporating its’ premises in all healthcare settings across the continuum of care, and thereby enhancing the child- and family-centered environment of care. Supporting this position statement on rights demonstrates advocacy, an important component of standards of practice.
SPN Endorsed Position Statements
- The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health - The Society of Pediatric Nurses endorses this policy statement developed and copyrighted by the American Academy of Pediatrics in August of 2019.
Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population - The Society of Pediatric Nurses endorses this policy statement developed and copyrighted by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2012 and reaffirmed in 2017.
- Weighing All Patients in Kilograms - The Society of Pediatric Nurses endorses this policy statement developed and copyrighted by the Emergency Nurses Association in 2020.