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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 108--110

Smarter palliative care for cancer: Use of smartphone applications

Nisha Rani Jamwal1, Senthil P Kumar2 
1 Department of Physiotherapy, Fortis Superspecialty Hospital, Phase-VIII, Mohali, Punjab, India
2 Department of Physiotherapy, M.M Hospital, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Senthil P Kumar
Department of Physiotherapy, M.M Hospital, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana
India

Smartphones are technologically advanced mobile phone devices which use software similar to computer-based devices as a user-friendly interface. This review article is aimed to inform the palliative care professionals, cancer patients and their caregivers about the role of smartphone applications (apps) in the delivery of palliative care services, through a brief review of existing literature on the development, feasibility, analysis, and effectiveness of such apps. There is a dearth need for sincere palliative care clinicians to work together with software professionals to develop the suitable smartphone apps in accordance with the family/caregivers' necessities and patients' biopsychosocial characteristics that influence the technology driven evidence informed palliative cancer care.


How to cite this article:
Jamwal NR, Kumar SP. Smarter palliative care for cancer: Use of smartphone applications.Indian J Palliat Care 2016;22:108-110


How to cite this URL:
Jamwal NR, Kumar SP. Smarter palliative care for cancer: Use of smartphone applications. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];22:108-110
Available from: https://www.jpalliativecare.com/article.asp?issn=0973-1075;year=2016;volume=22;issue=1;spage=108;epage=110;aulast=Jamwal;type=0