Multi-Media Resources for Education and Support of Oncology Patients and Families: Piloting a Satellite to Health Learning Center Resourses on 15 Feinberg

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165615
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Multi-Media Resources for Education and Support of Oncology Patients and Families: Piloting a Satellite to Health Learning Center Resourses on 15 Feinberg
Author(s):
Mast, Deborah
Author Details:
Deborah Mast, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Abstract:
Education and support for patients and their families are essential throughout the cancer care continuum. On the inpatient oncology unit, the nursing staff recognized the need for technologically advanced educational media to supplement locally available materials. A resource to facilitate access to such material was lacking in this care environment. Internet access, while not available in Feinberg patient rooms, was available at the health learning center. Using this facility was often difficult for this acutely ill patient population. The oncology nursing leadership staff developed a pilot program with the objective of allowing patients and families more convenient access to multi-media materials (including the Internet) during their lengthy hospital stays. Assisting patients and families to navigate these resources was essential to the success of the program so volunteers skilled in computer and Internet technology were sought. Their role as a volunteer support person was to assist patients and families in accessing resources specific to their individual illness and care needs. A cancer supporter made new laptop computers and disease-specific CD-ROM programs available to our unit through a generous donation. Six volunteers underwent training sessions beginning in August 2000 to provide orientation to the health learning center and cancer-specific web sites. As part of their orientation they also received education regarding the special needs of oncology and bone marrow transplant patients including a focus on psychosocial support. This multi-media resource program was launched in September 2000 and comments from patients, families, and the staff who care for them has been positive. Eight more volunteers were recently recruited to build the program and expand its availability to patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMulti-Media Resources for Education and Support of Oncology Patients and Families: Piloting a Satellite to Health Learning Center Resourses on 15 Feinbergen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMast, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsDeborah Mast, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165615-
dc.description.abstractEducation and support for patients and their families are essential throughout the cancer care continuum. On the inpatient oncology unit, the nursing staff recognized the need for technologically advanced educational media to supplement locally available materials. A resource to facilitate access to such material was lacking in this care environment. Internet access, while not available in Feinberg patient rooms, was available at the health learning center. Using this facility was often difficult for this acutely ill patient population. The oncology nursing leadership staff developed a pilot program with the objective of allowing patients and families more convenient access to multi-media materials (including the Internet) during their lengthy hospital stays. Assisting patients and families to navigate these resources was essential to the success of the program so volunteers skilled in computer and Internet technology were sought. Their role as a volunteer support person was to assist patients and families in accessing resources specific to their individual illness and care needs. A cancer supporter made new laptop computers and disease-specific CD-ROM programs available to our unit through a generous donation. Six volunteers underwent training sessions beginning in August 2000 to provide orientation to the health learning center and cancer-specific web sites. As part of their orientation they also received education regarding the special needs of oncology and bone marrow transplant patients including a focus on psychosocial support. This multi-media resource program was launched in September 2000 and comments from patients, families, and the staff who care for them has been positive. Eight more volunteers were recently recruited to build the program and expand its availability to patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:21:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:21:52Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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