Hospice care using home-based telemedicine systems.

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dc.contributor.author Doolittle, G
dc.contributor.author Yaezel, A
dc.contributor.author Otto, F
dc.contributor.author Clemens, C
dc.contributor.author Allen, A
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-26T18:09:27Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-26T18:09:27Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 4:58-59. en
dc.identifier.issn 1357-633X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/312
dc.description.abstract A pilot study of telenursing for terminally ill patients at home was launched as a collaborative effort between KUMC and the Kendallwood Hospice. The service used the public telephone network. Interactive video equipment was installed in the homes of three nurses who received after-hours calls and in the homes of six hospice patients living in either Kansas or Missouri. Data concerning the utilization patterns were gathered for two separate three-month periods. Patients and caregivers reported general satisfaction with the telehospice system. Both the nurses and social worker providers became comfortable about video-calls. Nurses conducted video-assessments to determine whether an 'in person' visit was necessary. This was particularly helpful for rural patients who were living a long way from the base station. In addition, Kendallwood serves an urban population and, in certain areas, night-time nursing visits raise safety concerns. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press en
dc.subject Hospice Care/methods en
dc.subject Telemedicine/methods en
dc.title Hospice care using home-based telemedicine systems. en
dc.type Article en

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