AAN News & Opinion
- In 2013, an estimated 40 million family caregivers provided an average of 18 hours of care per week, reflecting approximately $470 billion in unpaid caregiving contributions (Reinhard, Feinberg, Choula, & Houser, 2015). Projected demographic shifts in the U.S., including the rapidly aging population (World Health Organization, 2015) and increase of individuals living with chronic conditions across the lifespan (American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, 2011; Houtrow, Larson, Olson, Newacheck, & Halfon, 2014), will increase the demand for family caregivers.
- The authors regret that the printed version of the above article contained a number of errors. The correct and final version follows. The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
- Political interference in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) research and health professional education threatens the health of women and men. The American Academy of Nursing (academy) strongly supports actions to prevent political interference by supporting academic freedom principles and policies in institutions of higher education generally and in those offering instruction in nursing particularly.