BMC Nurs 2021 Jun 9;20(1):93. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Background: Family caregivers of patients with cancer undergoing radiation therapy experience significant distress and challenges related to high symptom burden and complex care demands. This is particularly true for caregivers of patients with head and neck, esophageal, anal, rectal, and lung cancers, who are often receiving combined-modality treatment and may have tracheostomy tubes, gastrostomy tubes, or colostomies/ileostomies. This study aims to evaluate a simulation-based nursing intervention to provide information, support, and training to caregivers during radiation therapy. Read More