St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Caregiver Resources
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Caregiver Resources for Family and Friends covers common medications, infection control tips, St. Jude clinics and services, and more for children with cancer. The website is recommended as a limited resource for caregivers of pediatric cancer patients, especially those outside of the St. Judes network.
Actual health content is not easy to access and requires further searching under "Care & Treatment" by clicking the "Patient & Family Resources" tab, and finally to click on "Patient/Family Education Materials." Site-wide search bar available with autofill function returns thousands of results that seem to be sorted by relevance but can be overwhelming to explore.
The website makes sure to add colors, images, and clickable links to engage the reader. However, the layout of each page feels awkward at times, with a poor use of space and sizing.
Although there is a limited amount of information, it is specific to children with cancer and relevant to caregivers. However, the information is somewhat superficial and requires users to visit other websites for more detail.
Author names or dates of publication/revision are not provided. St Jude Children's hospital is responsible for the content, but because the content is not referenced, dated, or attributed to authors, there is room for more transparency.
Educational materials cover topics like pain management, common cancer medications and treatments, procedures, and information about hospital stays
Clear, concise, and medically sound content
Some information is specific to St. Jude Children's Hospital, but most articles are applicable to any child with cancer
Specific information is difficult to find since subtopics are listed alphabetically by title rather than topic
Patient information about specific cancers is hard to access from this page
Information tends to be too general and superficial, requiring the user to access other more detailed sites
Much of the content is geared toward attracting patients to St. Jude Children's Hospital
Sponsors / Affiliations:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a nonprofit pediatric treatment and research facility founded in 1962
BBB-accredited business, NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Patient education sheets, St. Jude clinics and services
English, Spanish, assistance by phone for other languages