ERIC Number: ED336055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May-30
Reference Count: N/A
Health Professions and Nurse Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, on H.R. 2405.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The Subcommittee on Health and the Environment met to receive testimony on federal health professions programs authorized by Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act. These programs are slated for repeal by the Bush Administration in 1992. In particular the subcommittee heard testimony on the subject of critical shortages in training allied health personnel, shortages in clinical personnel for laboratories serving rural hospitals, continuing problems encouraging disadvantaged and minority students to enter health sciences careers, and the need to expand the training of mid-level nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives. The 25 witnesses represented many professional associations and educational institutions including: Deborah M. Bash for the American College of Nurse-Midwives; Marvyn M. Dymally, California Representative to Congress; Leopold G. Selker, American Society of Allied Health Professions; Andrea Morales, a fourth year medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Robert R. Graham, of the American Academy of Family Physicians; and statements from organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics; Ambulatory Pediatric Association, American College of Physicians Society of General Internal Medicine and Association of Professors of Medicine. The document also reproduces 26 prepared statements submitted by the various witnesses and organizations. (JB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Hospitals, Labor Force, Medical Education, Minority Groups, Nursing Education, Obstetrics, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Student Loan Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Public Health Service Act