Digital Welfare for the Third Age: Health and social care informatics for older people

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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More and more of us are living for longer ' better health care and higher standards of living mean that the number of older people will increase greatly over the next few decades. The drive to enable older people to continue living independently as long as possible is one response to this unprecedented population shift, as older people's voices get louder and as resources show the strain.

Table of Contents

Towards Integrated Service Provision?
Are there Limits to the Integration of Care for Older People?
Partnership in assessment? A case study of integrated information sharing
User -Centred Assessment and Autonomy
Perspectives on Telecare: Implications for Autonomy, Support and Social Inclusion
ICTs and Healthcare: User-Centred Devices and Patient Work
Networked carers: digital exclusion or digital empowerment?
Integrated User Design
Making sense of sensors: older people's and professional caregivers' attitudes towards telecare
The performativity of a volunteer based telecare service
From have nots to watch dogs: understanding internet health communication behaviors of online senior citizens
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