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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2019 Aug;35(4):384-388. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2019.06.013. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

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

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1
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address: gdemiris@upenn.edu.
2
School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
3
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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.

KEYWORDS:

artificial intelligence; caregiving; information technology; telehealth; usability

PMID:
31229338
PMCID:
PMC6660408
[Available on 2020-08-01]
DOI:
10.1016/j.soncn.2019.06.013

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