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The American Nurses Association expressed support Nov. 19 for a U.S. Navy nurse who faces possible punishment for refusing to carry out orders to force-feed detainees at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba over the summer. ANA president Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, hosted a conference call Nov. 20 featuring panelists including Physicians for Human Rights Senior Medical Adviser Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD; U.S. Naval War College professor Capt. Albert Shimkus, former commanding officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay; and attorney Ron Meister of Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C., the Navy nurse’s attorney, to urge support for the nurse and discuss details of the case. The nurse has not been publicly identified.

On July 15, the Miami Herald reported that “a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue managing tube-feedings of prison hunger strikers and was reassigned to ‘alternative duties.’” Tube feedings are carried out while the detainees are in restraints.

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