The purpose of this assignment is to explore the specialty of telehealth.
The purpose of this assignment is to explore the specialty of telehealth and more specifically telenursing as one example of the use of technology in various
Advantages and disadvantages for the patient and legal and ethical principles for the nurse of this technology will be explored.
You have worked with Tomika for the past five years. Tomika shares with you that she has resigned and plans to work in an agency that installs telemonitoring equipment into the homes of those with chronic illnesses. Nurses monitor the patients using the equipment with the goal of detecting problems before patients need to be readmitted to the hospital. Tomika will be working from her own home with occasional meetings at the agency. She would not be visiting her patients in their homes but rather would be assessing and interacting with them via videoconferencing. She tells you that there are still job openings and encourages you to apply.
You are intrigued by this and decide to investigate whether telenursing would be a good choice for you too. Is telenursing in your future?
1. You are to research (find evidence) compose and type a scholarly paper that describes telenursing as described above and whether it is a good fit for you. Reflect on what you have learned in this class to date about technology privacy rights ethical issues interoperability patient satisfaction consumer education and other topics. Your text by Hebda (2013 Chapter 25) discusses telehealth in detail. However your focus should be from the professional nurses role in telenursing. Do not limit your review of the literature to only what you read in your text. Nurses in various specialties need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of telenursing as it applies to their patients. For example when you discharge a patient from an acute care setting will a telenursing service assist that individual with staying out of the hospital? You may need to apply critical thinking skills to development of your paper. In the conclusion of your paper describe your current employment situation and whether a job in telenursing would or would not fit with your career goals and life situation once you graduate from Chamberlain.
2. Use Microsoft Word and APA formatting to develop your paper. Consult the Publication manual of the APA 6th edition if you have questions for example margin size font type and size (point) use of third person and so forth. Take advantage of the writing service Smarthinking which is accessed by clicking on the link called the Tutor Source found under the Course Home tab. Also review and use the various documents in Doc Sharing related to APA.
3. The length of the paper should be 45 pages excluding the title page and the reference page. Limit your references to key sources.
4. The paper should contain an introduction that catches the attention of the reader with interesting facts and supporting sources of evidence which need to be mentioned as in-text citations. Keep in mind that APA guidelines state you are not to call this an Introduction but you should include it at the beginning of your paper. The Body should present the advantages and disadvantages of telenursing from your perspective as an employee and the patients perspective as a recipient of the care nurses provide. The Conclusion and Recommendations should summarize your findings and state your position on whether you will apply for a position with the agency.