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Telecare for the Elderly-Community Nurses' Experiences in Taiwan.
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PMID:  22948405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Advances in science, technology, and healthcare have contributed to the global growth of an aging population. With a concomitant decline in birth rate, the increasing need for elder care cannot be met effectively by traditional care models as fewer caregivers are available. This study adopted a qualitative research method, and 13 nurses who have experiences in telecare were interviewed in a regional hospital in northern Taiwan. Data were content analyzed to explore nurses' perceptions of telecare services. Five major themes were identified: (1) provision of individualized care, (2) increasing job requirements and stress, (3) working with a collaborative care model, (4) understanding concerns of the elderly, and (5) foreseeing future challenges. The participants identified the advantages of telecare services for the elderly and recognized a new opportunity for health management in the future population and social changes. The use of technology to provide telecare may offer an effective supplement for elder care services.
Chi-Ping Chang; Ting-Ting Lee; Mary Etta Mills
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-9774     ISO Abbreviation:  Comput Inform Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101141667     Medline TA:  Comput Inform Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Author Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi College of Technology, Hualien (Ms Chang); and Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei (Dr Lee), Taiwan; and School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore (Dr Mills).
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