Supportive Care and eHealth: A Narrative Review of Technologies, Interventions, and Opportunities for Optimizing Care in Patients With Cancer
Background: Cancer can be distressing for patients and families. eHealth interventions have the potential to lessen this distress by creating opportunities for providing supportive care resources to patients at home.
Objectives: This article reviews supportive care eHealth interventions in cancer and emerging opportunities to optimize these interventions for diverse populations across the cancer trajectory.
Methods: A narrative literature review was conducted to evaluate eHealth supportive care for patients with cancer, including effective interventions, accessibility and interactivity issues, patient-reported outcomes, and strategies to improve care for older adults.
Findings: To ensure that patients with cancer and their family members benefit from supportive care eHealth interventions, nurses need to understand how to leverage such interventions to improve care.