2:45 pm – 3:05 pm Saturday, September 17
Parents/caregivers of children newly diagnosed with cancer are expected to adequately care for their child at home upon hospital discharge, which entails understanding how to manage medication schedules, recognize key signs and symptoms, and access care emergently (Landier et al., 2016).
Health literacy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions” (Ratzan & Parker, 2000, p. vi). While low health literacy has been linked to misunderstanding of medications, high mortality rates, and less active patient participation in care (Berkman et al., 2011, Chan et al., 2018), there is a paucity of literature regarding how low health literacy may affect the ability of parents/caregivers to care for their child with cancer. Very few studies have assessed health literacy in the pediatric oncology setting; of these, health literacy has commonly been assessed subjectively, without a standardized assessment tool for this population (Lynn et al., 2020).
- Professional Development Session: Professional Development GPS: The Long and Winding Road from Route 1 to Route 101 (CDE)
- General Session: APHON Advocacy: Ask, Tell, Ask (104)
- The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: What We All Need to Know (224)
- Pediatric Anticoagulation: Who, What, When, Where, and Why (and a little How) (225)
- Nutritional Support: Best Practices for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Patients (226)