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Supportive Care and eHealth: A Narrative Review of Technologies, Interventions, and Opportunities for Optimizing Care in Patients With Cancer.

PMID: 32441699 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1188/20.cjon.s1.32-41 (read at publisher's website )

Kristen R Haase, Amanda Drury, Martine Puts,

BACKGROUND:Cancer can be distressing for patients and families. eHealth interventions have the potential to lessen this distress by creating opportunities for providing supportive care resources to patients at home. OBJECTIVES:This article reviews supportive care eHealth interventions in cancer and emerging opportunities to optimize these interventions for diverse populations across the cancer trajectory. METHODS:A narrative literature review was conducted to evaluate eHealth supportive care for patients with cancer, including effective interventions, accessibility and interactivity issues, patient-reported outcomes, and strategies to improve care for older adults. FINDINGS:To ensure that patients with cancer and their family members benefit from supportive care eHealth interventions, nurses need to understand how to leverage such interventions to improve care.

Clin J Oncol Nurs (Clinical journal of oncology nursing)
[2020, 24(3):32-41]

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