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Telecare - the ethical debate


I completely dislike the idea of "telecare". I am in my final year of study and throughout my training it has been pushed into us about communication and patient interaction being the key to excellent Nursing care. If we begin to rely on technology to allow us to interact with our patients then the Nursing profession will be ruined. I completely agree with the video, if telecare becomes more common then more and more patients will become isolated. Look at care in the community, some patients have not got family, they are own their own for the majority of the time. The only real interaction for them is when the Nurse or healthcare practioner steps through their door. These patients need a friendly face and face-to-face interaction to let them know they are not on their own. All this news about trialing video conferencing to patients homes and calling patients instead of visiting them, I think is degrading to the Nursing profession.

Posted date

8 October, 2010

Posted time

0:37 am