2001 Public Interest Advocacy
NSF-Funded Research on Bullying gets Positive Reaction from Congress
Sandra Graham, PhD, presented her research on bullies and the bullied, highlighting her new longitudinal study of peer victimization during the middle school years.
Promoting Quality Care Near the End of Life: What Policy Makers Need to Know
APA cosponsored a Congressional briefing on palliative care and working with minority communities.
NINR's Palliative Care Portfolio--Current Projects and Future Research Needs: Talking Points by Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN
An IOM report provided recommendations on research, education of health providers and community involvement to improve end-of-life care.
Meeting the Needs of Minority Communities Near the End-of-Life: Talking Points by Gwendolyn W. London, D.Min.
National statistics document higher infant mortality rates, inadequate preventive care, disparities in recommendations for medical treatments and higher death rates for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and AIDS.
Relevant Statistics — Mental Health and End-Of-Life Care: Talking Points by Barry Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
Statistics on pain and symptom management and their connection to mental health.
Training Needs for Mental Health Professionals - Improving End-of-Life Care: Talking Points by James L. Werth, Jr., Ph.D.
To provide comprehensive, effective, quality end-of-life care to the terminally ill, we must attend to the psychosocial aspects of the dying process.