Palliative home-based technology from a practitioner's perspective: benefits and disadvantages

Johnston, B. (2014) Palliative home-based technology from a practitioner's perspective: benefits and disadvantages. Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth, 2, pp. 121-128. (doi: 10.2147/SHTT.S42687)

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This critical review paper explores the concept of palliative home-based technology from a practitioner's perspective. The aim of the critical review was to scope information available from published and unpublished research on the current state of palliative home-based technology, practitioner-focused perspectives, patient-focused perspectives, quality of life, and the implications for clinical practice. Published and unpublished studies were included. An example of one UK patient-centered home-based technology is explored as an exemplar. The evidence suggests that despite the challenges, there are numerous examples of good practice in relation to palliative home-based technology. Improvements in technology mean that telehealth has much to offer people being cared for at home with palliative needs. However, some of the evaluative evidence is limited, and further rigor is needed when evaluating future technology-based solutions innovations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Bridget
Authors: Johnston, B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Journal Name:Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth
Publisher:Dove Medical Press
ISSN (Online):2253-1564
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Johnston
First Published:First published in Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth 2: 121-128
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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