Transcultural Nursing Society Statement of Support

The Board of Trustees and the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) Administration extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families of the eight people murdered in Atlanta.  Six women of Asian descent were victims of this tragedy.  The rise of anti-Asian violence is an intolerable injustice.  This heinous crime and all acts of violence and hate directed at Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities must not continue or be tolerated.

Every human being deserves to be treated with respect.   All people, regardless of race, color, or culture, should be respected and cared for with dignity. The Transcultural Nursing Society holds dear the desire for human dignity for all people.  The organization promotes the right of all human beings to be treated fairly and equally, without hate, prejudice and violence..  We call on all people to look within themselves and inspect their feelings regarding others who are different from themselves. Through thoughtful reflection, our world can heal and become a safer place offering dignity to all.  We call for personal change, education, and accountability for those who continue to hold darkness within their hearts.

Join us in our call for the dignity of all human beings. We stand together against racism in all forms.  We acknowledge the pain and hurt that Asian Americans and others suffer because of this event.

This tragic event deeply saddens the Transcultural Nursing Society and its members.  We continue to hope for the healing of our nation and world.  The Transcultural Nursing Society will continue to promote equality, human caring, and fundamental human rights for all people.

Gayle Russell, PhD, RN
Transcultural Nursing Society