Nurse-doctor interaction in teleconsultations between a hospital and a geriatric nursing home
2002 (English)In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, ISSN 1357-633X, E-ISSN 1758-1109, Vol. 8, no 1, 11-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the present study was to elucidate both the interactionbetween a doctor and five registered nurses and the problemsor tasks dealt with in teleconsultations between a universityclinic for geriatric medicine and a nursing home for the elderlyin northern Sweden. The interaction and problems or tasks werestudied through analyses of video-recorded teleconsultationsand through open interviews with the participating staff. Theresults indicated that teleconsultations between a geriatricianand the nurses at a nursing home for the elderly can be a usefultool for providing medical services. Teleconsultations alterboth the 'power-control' and 'practice spheres' for the doctorand the nurses, and must be based on mutual trust. The use ofteleconsultations gives the nurse a larger role as the presenterof medical problems, and gives the doctor the role of remoteconsultant.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Royal Society of Medicine Press , 2002. Vol. 8, no 1, 11-18 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4164DOI: 10.1258/1357633021937406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4164DiVA: diva2:143151