Recent research has provided a detailed insight into what information cancer patients as a generic group require and we now understand that this requirement changes during the disease episode. This paper will focus on the information needs of adolescent cancer patients as little research has been done in this area and unlike every other group of cancer patients very little improvement in information provision and clinical outcomes for this small but important group of people has occurred over the past 20 years. Adolescents have specialised needs and have for too long been grouped either with young children or adults. This paper describes our current knowledge regarding their special needs and outlines future directions to facilitate equality in information provision for this group.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
|Event||XXIII International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics - |
Duration: 28 Aug 2011 → …
|Conference||XXIII International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics|
|Period||28/08/11 → …|
- Information provision