Patients diagnosed with cancer are confronted with vast quantities of life changing information at a time of great stress. They are also under pressure to communicate details of their condition and treatment to many family and friends.
This can be a harrowing experience and the frustration of not recalling or clearly understanding a clinician’s words during a consultation can add to patient stress and anxiety. Similarly, trying to explain the diagnosis, treatment or likely outcomes to family is difficult.
By providing a structured mechanism with which to communicate questions and to record answers, the CAN.recall App uses contemporary technology to assist patients at this time of great need. It will also be particularly beneficial to semi-literate or foreign language patients as it will allow them to seek medical attention and then receive later assistance from family or social workers to better understand their diagnosis and any proposed treatment therapies.
Patients today meet with their clinicians in a manner that is virtually unchanged in the past 100 years. This despite all the growth in technology and our understanding of patients psychological needs. Using both technology and professionally developed Question Prompt Lists the app will significantly improve the doctor/patient interaction and the resultant patient experience.
CAN.recall is free to download on...