TABLE 5-2 Estimates of the Supply of Selected Nonphysician Survivorship-Related Providers

Type of Provider

Number of Providers

Registered nurses (RNs)

• Licensed

2,201,813a

 

• Oncology certified nurse

19,132

 

• Advanced oncology certified nurse

1,514

 

• Oncology Nursing Society

32,000

Physical therapists

• Licensed

120,433

 

• American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

50,035

 

• APTA Oncology Section

600

Occupational therapists

• Certified

111,151

 

• American Occupational Therapy Association

35,000b

Social workers

• Medical and public health social workers

107,000

 

• National Association of Social Workers

153,000

Oncology social workers

• Association of Oncology Social Work

1,000

Mental health professionals

Psychology

• Licensed

85,000

 

• American Psychological Assocation (APA)

90,200

 

• APA, Health Division

2,947

Psychiatry

• Board certified

34,114

 

• Focus on oncology

100

Pastoral counseling

• Certified chaplains

9,100

Genetic counseling

• Board certified

1,811

 

• National Society of Genetic Counselors

2,098c

aNumber of RNs employed in nursing, including nurse practitioners.

bAll members, including occupational therapy assistants and student members.

cIncludes student members

SOURCES: Number of RNs employed in nursing from the Health Resources and Service Administration (Spratley et al., 2000); number of professional chaplains from a white paper on chaplaincy (VandeCreek and Burton, 2001); number of licensed doctoral level clinically trained psychologists (Personal communication, K. Lewis, APA, July 12, 2005); professional organization membership (limited to U.S. professionals) comes from: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS, 2005); American Physical Therapy Association (Personal communication, K Gardner, APTA, April 27, 2005); American Occupational Therapy Assocation (AOTA, 2005); National Association of Social Workers (NASW, 2005a); National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (Personal communication, P. Grace, NBCOT, May 5, 2005); American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC, 2003); National Society of Genetic Counselors (Personal communication, L. Brodeur, NSGC, May 17, 2005); Association of Oncology Social Workers (Personal communication, B. Zebrack, AOSW, April 25, 2005); American Psychological Association (Personal communication, K. Cooke, APA, April 25, 2005).



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