ONS:Edge believes that all oncology nurses should know what the regulatory environment is nationally and locally and how that environment can and will impact their personal activities.
In preparation for its session at the 2012 ONS Leadership Weekend entitled, “Why Can’t I Attend that Session?” ONS:Edge conducted a survey of ONS member leaders to evaluate their knowledge about current laws, rules, and regulations that affect oncology nurse participation in pharmaceutical promotional events or activities. Examples include live dinner events (that do not offer CNE), advisory boards, consulting arrangements, and speaker bureaus.
618 ONS chapter leaders (presidents, presidents-elect, and program chairs) received the survey. 234 responses were received, for a 38% response rate – unusually high. Clearly, ONS:Edge has hit upon an area of real interest and concern to ONS leadership.
The responses demonstrated that nurses’ knowledge about rules and regulations regarding relationships with pharmaceutical companies and participation in promotional activities is somewhat limited.
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