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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.

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Review Date: 5/11/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

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.

Visual Design

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.

Quality

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.

Credibility

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.

Pros

  1. Educational materials cover topics like pain management, common cancer medications and treatments, procedures, and information about hospital stays
  2. Clear, concise, and medically sound content
  3. Some information is specific to St. Jude Children's Hospital, but most articles are applicable to any child with cancer

Cons

  1. Specific information is difficult to find since subtopics are listed alphabetically by title rather than topic
  2. Patient information about specific cancers is hard to access from this page
  3. Information tends to be too general and superficial, requiring the user to access other more detailed sites
  4. Much of the content is geared toward attracting patients to St. Jude Children's Hospital

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a nonprofit pediatric treatment and research facility founded in 1962

Accreditations: BBB-accredited business, NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Additional Features: Patient education sheets, St. Jude clinics and services

Languages: English, Spanish, assistance by phone for other languages

Contact: social@stjude.org