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Attitudes to telecare among older people, professional care workers and informal carers: A preventative strategy or crisis management?

Hanson, Julienne; Percival, John; Aldred, Hazel; Brownsell, Simon and Hawley, Mark (2007). Attitudes to telecare among older people, professional care workers and informal carers: A preventative strategy or crisis management? Universal Access in the Informatics Society, 6(2) pp. 193–205.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10209-007-0075-y
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Abstract

This paper reports findings from an attitudinal survey towards telecare that emerged from 22 focus groups comprising 92 older people, 55 professional stakeholders and 39 carers. These were convened in three different regions of England as a precursor to telecare service development. The results from this study suggest that informants’ views were shaped by prior knowledge of conventional health and social care delivery in their locality, and the implication is that expectations and requirements with respect to telecare services in general are likely to be informed by wider perceptions about the extent to which community care should operate as a preventative strategy or as a mechanism for crisis management.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2007 Springer
ISSN: 1615-5289
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Item ID: 19953
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 14:49
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 08:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19953
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