How to write a nursing letter to a legislator (Solved)

How to write a nursing letter to a legislator (Solved)

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

United States Senate,

331 Hart Senate Office Building,

Washington, D.C. 20510.

December 4, 2021

Dear Senator Feinstein,

My name is ……, a registered nurse from the state of California and I am writing regarding the Palliative care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 647). Introduced in January 2019, this bill has pending approval by the United States Senate and I am requesting your support as it moves to the senate hearing (, 2021).

Palliative care is explicitly recognized under the human right to health and the increase in chronic diseases makes it one of the topmost priorities today (Anstey et al., 2016). Throughout my nursing career, I have observed that a lack of adequate training in palliative care impacts healthcare delivery to patients requiring the service. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that more than 80% of patients with chronic diseases require palliative care services at the end of their life (WHO, 2020). I believe the passage of this bill will lead to the development of curricula in nursing education and improve palliative care service delivery to patients.

As the Senator of California, I believe you have the opportunity to support this bill and influence other leaders to ensure the bill passes the senate hearing. Your position in the Senate Judiciary Committee is an added advantage to the support of this bill. Your support for this bill will ensure adequate education and training of professional teams to care for patients in hospitals and hospice settings.


Alex Padilla,

United Sates Senate,

11845 West Olympic Blvd,

Los Angeles, CA 90064.

December 4, 2021.

Dear Alex,

I am writing regarding the Palliative care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 647) that requires support to pass the Senate hearings. I am a registered nurse from California with a strong belief that this bill will bring massive changes to healthcare and end-of-life care to patients.

The selected bill focuses on the number of faculty in palliative care at accredited medical and nursing schools (, 2021). Increasing faculty will improve the quality of education given to healthcare providers as they prepare to care for patients. Today, an increase in chronic diseases like cancer and cardiovascular conditions means that majority of the patients will require palliative care at their end of life (Meier et al., 2017). If granted, the bill will ensure adequate training of individuals, availability of grants, and dissemination of information to patients with serious illnesses.

I believe part of your philosophy of giving everyone a fair shot and finding solutions to the toughest challenges involves healthcare. As a member of the Judiciary committee and committee on the budget, you have the power to influence policy change and support the new bill to pass the senate hearing. If granted, this bill will tremendously change the approaches to training and provision of palliative care services to patients.


Kevin McCarthy,

Representative California’s 23rd District,

2468 Rayburn House Office Building,

Washington, D.C 20515.

December 4, 2021.

Dear McCarthy,

I am a registered nurse from California and I am writing regarding the Palliative care and Hospice Education and Training Act (H.R. 647). The bill passed the House hearings but has experienced a few challenges passing through Senate. I believe your support for this legislation will have a huge impact on the healthcare system and the health of the entire US population.

The palliative care bill is based on the pressing need for palliative care services among people with serious illnesses today. The proposal tries to tackle this challenge by increasing the number of faculty in nursing and medical schools while improving financial support for the service (, 2021). Evidence indicates that only 14% of people requiring palliative care receive it (WHO, 2020). If granted, the bill will provide a platform to train individuals in providing team-based care and increase the number of providers in hospice, home, and long-term care settings.

One of the most important aspects of Congress is developing, making, and passing new legislation. Your position as a congress representative is powerful to support and influence the passing of the new bill at the Senate level. The passing of this bill will improve the quality of life of patients and families faced with life-threatening illnesses.





Anstey, S., Powell, T., Coles, B., Hale, R., & Gould, D. (2016). Education and training to enhance end-of-life care for nursing home staff: A systematic literature review. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care6(3), 353–361. (2021). 116th Congress (2019-2020): H.R.647 – Palliative care and hospice education and training Act.

Meier, D. E., Back, A. L., Berman, A., Block, S. D., Corrigan, J. M., & Morrison, R. S. (2017). A national strategy for palliative care. Health Affairs (Project Hope)36(7), 1265–1273.

World Health Organization. (2020). Palliative care.

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