Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment Education Legislation Authored by Representative Israel and ONS Introduced in Congress

Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2012,
HR 1661

"Studies have found that educating patients about side effects and helping them to manage their symptoms reduces pain, distress, adverse events, and the need for urgent or inpatient care.  We feel strongly that individuals with cancer deserve to have access to comprehensive care that includes appropriate treatment and symptom education and management."

—Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, president of ONS

 

"Oncology nurses spend a great deal of time coordinating cancer care and continually seek to contain costs while maintaining the highest standards of care.  Having a registered nurse provide education on symptom management will improve the delivery of quality cancer care."

—Paula Rieger, RN, MSN, AOCN®, FAAN, chief executive officer of ONS

News

ONS Partners With Congressman to Reintroduce Legislation.

Correspondence

Oncology Nursing Society Thank You Letter to Representative Israel for Introducing Assuring and Improving Cancer Symptom Management Act 2009

Oncology Nursing Society Thank You Letter to Representative Tiberi for Introducing Assuring and Improving Cancer Symptom Management Act 2009

Issue Brief

Oncology Nursing Society Medicare Payment for Cancer Treatment Education Issue Brief - 2009

 

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