Patient Supportive Services
Money raised through The Prouty™ also makes possible patient supportive services that enhance the patient experience but which are otherwise unfunded. These programs help ease the path of cancer patients and their families with support groups, massage therapy, transportation assistance, art and writing programs, and much more.
Funding from the Friends for patient and family-centered services is allocated through the Cancer Center Executive Committee and implemented by the Patient Services Coordinator.
Examples of applied funding:
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Nursing Education and Support
Application of philanthropic funds, administered by a committee of oncology nurses and the Executive Committee, expands educational opportunities for nurses and nurtures those who care for our patients.
|Continuing Nursing Education Funding support is provided to nurture nurses up the ranks of the oncology nursing specialty through participation in conferences, coursework, and other continuing nursing education initiatives. Increased support will contribute to the continuing advancement of our nursing teams and the expertise they bring to our patients.|
|Nursing Respite and Recognition With increased philanthropy, the Executive Committee is now able to work with nursing leaders to envision new mechanisms for providing both respite and recognition to oncology nurses– those who bear the brunt of the emotional impact of cancer care.
|The Marilyn K. Bedell Distinguished Lecture in Oncology Nursing This annual lecture focuses on important contemporary issues in oncology nursing.