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I am having difficulity finding information for a paper I need to write. I have looked in CINAHL and did not get any results back about the topic.

The topic is Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2011. This is a bill before Congress at this time. Health Policy class. Thanks!
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2011  |  18 Views

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Since this bill has not yet been enacted into law (HR111 is currently in sub-committee in the House of Representatives – see a summary of the proposed legislation here:, there is not much to be found in any health database you may have tried like CINAHL, MedLine, Health Source Consumer, Health Source Nursing, ProQuest Health and Medicine, or Journals@OVID. 


You are likely to have better luck with databases that deal with legal, social, and news issues rather than medical ones.  ProQuest Central offers a number of full text articles when using the keywords “breast cancer patient protection” or “breast cancer patient protection act” or “h. r. 111”, but be sure to limit to items published after 2010 – there have been previous versions of this bill, first proposed in 1997.  Opposing Viewpoints in Context also has a handful of materials when searching for “breast cancer patient protection”.


Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you in gathering materials.




Matt Dilworth

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