Plain Language and Health Literacy for the Oncology Family Caregiver: Examining an English/Spanish mHealth Resource


Objectives To explore an mHealth resource to support the limited-English-proficient cancer family caregiver. Data Sources Structured interviews with oncology clinic providers to assess a nurse-delivered resource to support health literacy and decision-making along the cancer trajectory. Conclusion Limitations in communicating about oncology care with limited-English caregivers is evident. The mHealth resource examined here shows promise to improve relational health literacy between the oncology nurse and family caregiver. Implications for Nursing Practice Communicating with limited-English-proficient family caregivers invites oncology nurses to seek out resources to create shared understanding.

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Seminars in Oncology Nursing