Minding the Gap Regarding Human Rights Education—a Renewed Call to Integrate Human Rights Education into All Levels of Professional Nursing Programs in the US
Knowledge about human rights issues is important for nurses who practice. Both national and international organizations have recognized the value of human rights education for nursing students, who one day will become licensed practitioners. The history of human rights is as important as recognition of today’s current human rights issues. One can locate a plethora of articles which address specific concepts related to human rights. Little can be found in the literature which addresses how human rights issues are integrated into nursing curricula. Research on the impact of human rights education on nursing students is minimal as well.