Thursday 5 September 2013

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Since December 2012, Clarity Health Journal has been deployed at the Hospital for Sick Children(SickKids) of Toronto to support the Hematology and Oncology Department in a research project involving families dealing with Childhood Cancer.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer families are called on to perform a number of tasks during their child’s treatment: advocate, recordkeeper and caregiver are just a few. Can family engagement led to better outcomes?

Giving parents a family health journal to track medications, lab results and discharge summaries allows families to fully participate in their child's care. Online communication with caregivers and physicians means better access to Infomation. Before appointments caregivers can review food diary, medication dosage, fatigue, sleep patterns and side affects entered by the parents. Combined with current lab results better treatment and outcomes can be realized.

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