Family members’ narrated experiences of communicating via video-phone with patients with dementia staying at a nursing home
2003 (English)In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, ISSN 1357-633X, Vol. 9, no 4, 216-220 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We studied the experience of family members who communicated via video-phones with elderly demented patients who were either staying at a home for temporary respite care or living in a nursing home. The study was based on qualitative data from seven interviews. The interviewees each had three or more months' experience with a video-phone. The open interviews were transcribed. Content analysis showed that video-phone conversations made the relatives of patients at nursing homes more involved in the caring process and that conversation via the video-phone was a different way of communicating. Video-phone conversations with demented patients were in some cases more focused and of better quality than face-to-face conversations. In most cases the video-phone conversations required the assistance of staff at the home in order to be meaningful. Video-phones have the potential to become useful tools for family members caring for elderly relatives.
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Royal Society of Medicine Press , 2003. Vol. 9, no 4, 216-220 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4165DOI: 10.1258/135763303322225544OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4165DiVA: diva2:143152