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

Ardith Z. Doorenbos

Min K. Jang

Hongjin Li

Robin Lally

eHealth, telehealth, mHealth applications, web-based education, videoconferencing
CJON 2020, 24(3), 42-48. DOI: 10.1188/20.CJON.S1.42-48

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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