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An evaluation of the use of Telehealth within palliative care settings across Scotland
Palliative Medicine (2011)
  • Bridget Johnston
  • Lisa Kidd, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Yvonne Wengstrom
  • Nora Kearney
Abstract
There is a lack of evidence-based research in the use of Telehealth within palliative care in the UK, particularly in Scotland. The aim of this project was to evaluate the current use of Telehealth applications within palliative care across Scotland, and how these and future applications are perceived by patients, carers and professionals. This paper reports on the qualitative findings from focus groups with patients and carers in three geographical areas in Scotland, and individual interviews with key stakeholders from across Scotland, who currently work within areas of high and low Telehealth activity. The key findings indicated that Telehealth initiatives are welcomed by patients and carers but that these should be an adjunct to clinical care rather than an alternative.
Keywords
  • telehealth,
  • pallative care,
  • cancer
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 1, 2011
Publisher Statement

Originally published in: Palliative Medicine (2011), available online ahead of print: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216311398698

Citation Information
Bridget Johnston, Lisa Kidd, Yvonne Wengstrom and Nora Kearney. "An evaluation of the use of Telehealth within palliative care settings across Scotland" Palliative Medicine (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lisa_kidd/5/