Current trends in electronic family resilience tools: Implementing a tool for the cancer domain

Eleni Kazantzaki, Lefteris Koumakis, Haridimos Kondylakis, Chiara Renzi, Chiara Fioretti, Ketti Mazzocco, Kostas Marias, Manolis Tsiknakis, Gabriella Pravettoni

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Abstract

It is well documented that the diagnosis of cancer affects the wellbeing of the whole family adding overwhelming stresses and uncertainties. As such, family education and enhancement of resilience is an important factor that should be promoted and facilitated in a holistic manner for addressing a severe and chronic condition such as cancer. In this paper, we review the notion of resilience in the literature identifying three tools that try to support it. Then we focus in the cancer domain and we describe a tool implemented to this direction. To our knowledge, this is the first time such a tool is used to complete patient profile with family resilience information, eventually leading to patient and family engagement and empowerment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMBEC and NBC 2017 - Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference EMBEC 2017 and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, NBC 2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages29-32
Number of pages4
Volume65
ISBN (Print)9789811051210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
EventJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, EMBEC 2017 and Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, NBC 2107 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: Jun 11 2017Jun 15 2017

Conference

ConferenceJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, EMBEC 2017 and Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, NBC 2107
CountryFinland
CityTampere
Period6/11/176/15/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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