Mary Cooley on Electronically Monitoring Symptoms

Mary Cooley, PhD, APRN, BC, nurse scientist, Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses issues with monitoring symptoms and patient preferences electronically.

Mary Cooley, PhD, APRN, BC, nurse scientist, Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses issues with monitoring symptoms and patient preferences electronically.

Cooley says that patients track their symptoms in order to prepare for visits. A certain group of patients is particularly active and feel that visits are a pivotal part of their care.

Some patients track their symptoms and take copious notes, Cooley says, and she was interested in how they and their caregivers assembled medical records.