Cancer care partners: improving patients' symptom management by engaging informal caregivers

BMC Palliative CareSilveira MJ et al. | November 29, 2011

Patients undergoing chemotherapy experience many symptoms that they may be able to manage with the support of an activated caregiver. This intervention uses readily available technology to improve patient caregiver communication about symptoms and caregiver knowledge of symptom management. If successful, it could substantially improve the quality of life of veterans and their families during the stresses of chemotherapy without substantially increasing the cost of care.

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