Evidence based guidelines for nursing and social care on eHealth services: clinical practice - COPD

European Federation of Nurses Associations
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Guidance on how to engage policy-makers, health and social care professionals, citizens and industry in the design and deployment of eHealth services at local, regional, national and European level based on identified practice examples collected through the ENS4Care thematic network from countries across the European Union. It builds on the work of the ENS4Care network work stream ‘Clinical practice’ and is concerned with eHealth services to support clinical practice with an individual citizen, a family or a population in primary or secondary health and social care settings. It focuses on the potential of information and communication technologies (ICT) that nurses and social workers can use to contribute to the delivery of high quality clinical care to citizens in their daily practice, including telehealth and telecare that support the treatment, care and follow up of citizens with COPD, diabetes, dementia, mental disorder, and wounds. In addition, it explores how to promote the use of ICT in organisational settings to efficiently exchange information between different professionals and citizens, and ensure that services are properly coordinated and responsive to changes in citizens’ requirements. The document outlines key steps and considerations for the deployment of ICT at different levels to secure high-quality and safe clinical practice at the point of service delivery and considers the deployment process, key factors that can act as barriers or facilitators, outcomes and implications, and relevant EU policy and legal context. (Edited publisher abstract)

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social workers, nurses, good practice, evidence-based practice, telehealth, information technology, physical illness, dementia, mental health care, information sharing, telecare;
Content type:
practice guidance
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