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Vol. LXV, No. 15
July 19, 2013
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Grady Discusses Role of Science in Health Policy at ONS Congress

NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady (r) with ONS president Dr. Mary Gullatte

NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady (r) with ONS president Dr. Mary Gullatte

NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady recently spoke at Hill Day, a training event held at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 38th annual congress. She focused on the role NINR-supported research plays in health care policy.

“NINR-supported research informs health policy and promotes innovation in all areas of nursing science,” Grady said. “NINR investigates which clinical, community and system practices work best, for whom and under what conditions. Given its impact on society, oncology research is prominently represented in our research portfolio.”

Citing several examples of NINR-funded studies—including research on engaging cancer patients and caregivers in self-management; identifying the mechanisms behind cancer-related symptoms; improving end-of-life care; and implementing programs and interventions to reduce risk and promote healthy lifestyles—Grady reflected on the growing evidence base in oncology nursing. In addition, she discussed research and training opportunities available through NINR and NIH.

“NINR will continue to build the evidence base for oncology nursing through patient- and family-centered research in symptom and self-management, prevention, caregiver health and support and end-of-life care,” said Grady.


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