The Challenges of Translating an Efficacious Family-based Program for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers to a Web-based Format

There are over 10 million cancer survivors whose needs for supportive-educative care are not being met. To address their needs, programs of care are needed that can reach more people at a lower cost. This presentation will describe the process and challenges associated with trying to translate a face-to-face, family-based program of care for cancer survivors and their family caregivers to a tailored, web-based program format.

About the Speaker

Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN

Laurel Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor Emerita and the Mary Lou Willard French Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and member of the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Northouse and her colleagues have conducted a series of randomized clinical trials to test the effects of a family-based intervention (the FOCUS Program) on quality of life and other psychosocial outcomes of cancer survivors and their family caregivers.