Nurse and patient reactions to a developmental telehome health system.

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dc.contributor.author Whitten, P
dc.contributor.author Collins, B
dc.contributor.author Mair, F
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-26T18:20:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-26T18:20:16Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 4(3):152-160 en
dc.identifier.issn 1357-633X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/313
dc.description.abstract Pilot studies have suggested that telemedicine is a satisfactory means of delivering nursing services into the home. A home telecare programme in Kansas provided nursing services to homes in four towns in Kansas. The present study examined patients' and nurses' perceptions of a variety of issues related to home telecare. Data-collection methods included in-depth interviews, observation and analyses of archival data from patient records. Patients suffered an average of 4.6 concurrent illnesses. On the whole, patients perceived the system as a valuable resource that offered great potential, although many saw no immediate health benefits for themselves. Nurses were enthusiastic about the prospect of practising in this way, although they did have strong opinions about what types of nurses, patients and illnesses were suited to telemedicine. en
dc.format.extent 7258 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press en
dc.subject Attitude of Health Personnel en
dc.subject Community Health Nursing/organization & administration en
dc.subject Home Care Services/organization & administration en
dc.subject Patient Acceptance of Health Care en
dc.subject Remote Consultation/organization & administration en
dc.title Nurse and patient reactions to a developmental telehome health system. en
dc.type Article en

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