Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of nurses in e-health: results of a survey in a children's hospital

Edirippulige, S. K., Smith, A. C., Young, J. and Wootton, R. (2006). Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of nurses in e-health: results of a survey in a children's hospital. In: Richard Wootton and Elizabeth Krupinski, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6). 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6), Brisbane, Australia, (35-38). 25-26 August 2006.


Author Edirippulige, S. K.
Smith, A. C.
Young, J.
Wootton, R.
Title of paper Knowledge, perceptions and expectations of nurses in e-health: results of a survey in a children's hospital
Conference name 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6)
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 25-26 August 2006
Proceedings title Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6)   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication London
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1258/135763306779380255
ISSN 1357-633X
Editor Richard Wootton
Elizabeth Krupinski
Volume 12
Issue Supplement 3
Start page 35
End page 38
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We surveyed all nurses working at a tertiary paediatric hospital (except casual staff and those who were on leave) from 27 hospital departments. A total of 365 questionnaires were distributed. There were 40 questions in six sections: demographic details, knowledge of e-health, relevance of e-health to nursing profession, computing skills, Internet use and access to e-health education. A total of 253 surveys were completed (69%). Most respondents reported that that they had never had e-health education of any sort (87%) and their e-health knowledge and skills were low (71%). However, 11% of nurses reported some exposure to e-health through their work. Over half (56%) of respondents indicated that e-health was important, very important or critical for health professions while 26% were not sure. The lack of education and training was considered by most respondents (71%) to be the main barrier to adopting e-health. While nurses seemed to have moderate awareness of the potential benefits of e-health, their practical skills and knowledge of the topic were very limited.
Subjects C1
321099 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
1110 Nursing
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Q-Index Code C1

 
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