Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Perioperative Community
- AORN’s pledge to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare is based, in part, on the ANA Code of Ethics that governs our profession.
- As a nursing organization we have a fundamental principle that underlies all nursing practice in our respect for the inherent dignity, worth, unique attributes, and human rights of all individuals.
- We are ethically responsible to provide leadership in the development and implementation of changes in public and health policies that support this duty and maintains the integrity of our profession.
What is DEI?
Diversity: Broad concept that embraces individual differences.
Equity: Fairness and respect. Individuals feel supported, valued, and trusted.
Inclusion: Involvement, engagement, and empowerment of all individuals. Leveraging everyone's’ talents and strengths so that they can contribute to his or her full potential.
In July 2020, AORN’s Executive Team and Board of Directors created a comprehensive DEI plan that established the following goals: