Federal Shutdown Has Real Consequences on Patients With Cancer
and Their Nurses
As the U.S. Congress continues to debate the details of the federal budget, Americans with cancer are stuck in limbo. The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has urged elected officials to find a resolution with appropriate funding for healthcare providers and patients with cancer.
“Lives are at stake because cancer isn’t on a furlough. Cancer isn’t voting in the 2014 midterm election, and cancer isn’t looking towards the next political event. Congress needs to solve this now,” said Mary Gullatte, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®, FAAN, ONS president. Gullatte is also vice president for Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, GA.
Programs that have real and immediate impact on patients with cancer and their nurses include
- National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH is the largest source of funding for cutting-edge…
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