Innovative Tools to Support Family Caregivers of Persons with Cancer: The Role of Information Technology

George Demiris, K. Washington, Connie M. Ulrich, Mihail Popescu, Debra Parker Oliver

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Abstract

Objectives: To describe the current evidence of studies examining the use of information technology for family caregivers of persons with cancer. We highlight emerging technologies and trends and discuss ethical and practical implications. Data Sources: Review scientific studies and systematic reviews of technology use to support caregivers of persons with cancer. Conclusion: The evidence base is growing; however, more studies are needed to test the effectiveness of technology. Implications for Nursing Practice: Several tools have potential to provide support to family caregivers but the selection of such tools needs to address access, privacy, interoperability, and usability considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-388
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • caregiving
  • information technology
  • telehealth
  • usability

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