Caregiver Education and Training: Learning Preferences of Informal Caregivers of Adult Care Recipients

Michelle Mollica

Erin E. Kent

caregivers, oncology nurses, learning preferences, education, training
CJON 2021, 25(4), 483-487. DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.483-487

Oncology nurses play a key role in supporting caregivers through education and training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This article describes the learning preferences of informal caregivers of adult care recipients. Caregiver respondents preferred multiple training methods, with most endorsing in-person instruction, online video instruction, and reading materials.


  • Caregivers are often underprepared for the care they provide.
  • Oncology nurses have been known as trusted sources of information and education for patients and caregivers.
  • Efforts should be undertaken to extend learning beyond clinical encounters and consider caregiver preferences in learning.
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