eHealth Education: Methods to Enhance Oncology Nurse, Patient, and Caregiver Teaching

Ardith Z. Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN; Min Kyeong Jang, PhD, RN; Hongjin Li, PhD, RN; Robin M. Lally, PhD, MS, BA, RN, AOCN®, FAAN


Background: eHealth can enhance the delivery of clinical cancer care by offering unique education opportunities for oncology nurses, patients, and family caregivers throughout the cancer trajectory.

Objectives: This article reviews eHealth technology that can be applied to oncology education, such as mobile health applications, text messaging, web-based education, and audio- and videoconferencing.

Methods: Case studies provide exemplars of eHealth technologies used for delivering oncology education to nurses, patients, and caregivers.

Findings: By using eHealth technologies to obtain and provide education, oncology nurses are well positioned to improve the lives of patients and caregivers.

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