NCS Position Statement on Criminalization of Care
July 29, 2022
The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), as an international society, is committed to quality patient care based on scientific knowledge as well as compassion and respect for patients worldwide. NCS has always been concerned by laws and court decisions that criminalize the provision of healthcare and criminalize unintended medical errors, thereby threatening the relationship between healthcare providers and their patients. The delivery of safe health care, for all, is predicated on the confidential relationship between patients and their providers. Laws that restrict the provision of medical and nursing care based on best scientific evidence is in direct conflict with NCS’s Mission and Vision, especially when these rulings impact those in minority or otherwise underserved populations. NCS will continue to advocate for the right of healthcare providers globally to deliver care based on their training, to act based on the best available evidence without threat of criminalization and to support patients to make healthcare decisions based on this advice.
NCS Responds to Impact of War and Conflict on Delivery of Health Care
March 8, 2022
The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) expresses its deep concern about war-torn and conflict-stricken areas around the world and the resulting impact on the ability to provide adequate health care to people in these areas. The most recent war and resulting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine are a continued reminder of the heroic efforts of health care providers across the world who have committed to treating patients with illness or injury, in conflict-stricken situations that limit resources and medical supplies.
As an international, multi-disciplinary medical society, we send a message of heartfelt support to our members and other health care colleagues working in hospitals and health facilities ravaged by war and conflict. Our hearts and minds are with you and your patients.
We at NCS encourage our community across the world to support humanitarian organizations that provide assistance – namely medical supplies, medical care, food and water – to those areas impacted by war and conflict.
Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core attributes of the Neurocritical Care Society. Our goal is to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed and included, based on the firm belief that diversity is valuable and fosters innovation that enables us to achieve our mission; to serve our members as well as addressing the needs of an increasingly diverse society. The Neurocritical Care Society strives to support its members in providing high quality and equitable care for the patients and communities we serve. We also aim to support all members in their research, collaboration, training, education and advocacy efforts. Learn More