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Luz RiveraFollow

Start Date

18-8-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-8-2017 11:30 AM

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Background: Of the huge influx of retirees expected in the next 10 years, the vast majority prefers aging in place; a concept commonly used to refer to the practice of remaining in a community-based setting as the changes of life unfold with age. Extant health systems currently fail to provide the structure to promote staying at home when increasing health care assistance or monitoring is needed. Clinical pilot studies using telehealth are providing evidence for improving patient healthcare provision and outcomes from the setting of the patient’s choice. As the landscape of healthcare changes with technological advances, nursing practice also must evolve in order to fulfill its particular obligations within the healthcare professions.

Objective: The goal of this review was to investigate available literature reframing it within the categories of the purposed Conceptual Model of Telehealth Nursing thus identifying a common framework for further study and implementation of telehealth practice for community-based older adults.

Methods: Articles were obtained for tis research through the use of CINAHL, ProQuest, PubMed, and PsycINFO using key words such as telehealth, older person, and community-based.as well as related terms.

Results: After reviewing the literature, all were found to be assignable to one of the four key features of the Conceptual Model of Telehealth Nursing: Presence, Requisite Knowledge, Clinical Decision Making, and Contextualization, with some overlapping themes.

Conclusion: The findings suggest that the proposed conceptual model may provide a foundation for advancing a model specific to telehealth for the community-based older person. In the future, systematic studies should be conducted following the framework of the conceptual model to advance the study and practice of telehealth for community-based older persons as a discipline.

Keywords: telehealth, telenursing, older person, elderly, aged, community-dwelling, and community-based.

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Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:30 AM

Reframing the Conceptual Model of Telehealth Nursing for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Background: Of the huge influx of retirees expected in the next 10 years, the vast majority prefers aging in place; a concept commonly used to refer to the practice of remaining in a community-based setting as the changes of life unfold with age. Extant health systems currently fail to provide the structure to promote staying at home when increasing health care assistance or monitoring is needed. Clinical pilot studies using telehealth are providing evidence for improving patient healthcare provision and outcomes from the setting of the patient’s choice. As the landscape of healthcare changes with technological advances, nursing practice also must evolve in order to fulfill its particular obligations within the healthcare professions.

Objective: The goal of this review was to investigate available literature reframing it within the categories of the purposed Conceptual Model of Telehealth Nursing thus identifying a common framework for further study and implementation of telehealth practice for community-based older adults.

Methods: Articles were obtained for tis research through the use of CINAHL, ProQuest, PubMed, and PsycINFO using key words such as telehealth, older person, and community-based.as well as related terms.

Results: After reviewing the literature, all were found to be assignable to one of the four key features of the Conceptual Model of Telehealth Nursing: Presence, Requisite Knowledge, Clinical Decision Making, and Contextualization, with some overlapping themes.

Conclusion: The findings suggest that the proposed conceptual model may provide a foundation for advancing a model specific to telehealth for the community-based older person. In the future, systematic studies should be conducted following the framework of the conceptual model to advance the study and practice of telehealth for community-based older persons as a discipline.

Keywords: telehealth, telenursing, older person, elderly, aged, community-dwelling, and community-based.

 

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