Cristin-resultat-ID: 1071311
Sist endret: 13. oktober 2016 12:45
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2013
Resultat
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
2013

GPS-Tracking Devices in Dementia Care: New Tasks, Responsibilities and Competencies

Bidragsytere:
  • Hilde Thygesen
  • Ingunn Brita Moser og
  • Tone Øderud

Bok

Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice AAATE 2013
ISBN:
  • 978-1-61499-303-2

Utgiver

IOS Press
NVI-nivå 1

Serie

Assistive Technology Research Series
ISSN 1383-813X
e-ISSN 1879-8071
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Publiseringsår: 2013
Volum: 33
Hefte: 33
Sider: 770 - 775
ISBN:
  • 978-1-61499-303-2

Klassifisering

Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Sosialforskning
- Fagområde: Samfunnsvitenskap

Finansiering

  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 204331
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 222069

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

GPS-Tracking Devices in Dementia Care: New Tasks, Responsibilities and Competencies

Sammendrag

This paper addresses the use of GPS-tracking devices in dementia care in a Norwegian context. The paper is based on empirical data drawn from two sources: the “EFORTT” project and the ongoing “Safe Tracks” research project. The results show that the use of GPS-tracking has important implications for the actors involved. Both the persons with dementia and family carers report on improved safety and increased independence. These findings are in accordance with the expectations expressed in current policy documents, which opens up for increased use of GPS and other telecare technologies in a dementia care setting. The focus of this paper is on the key role of family carers in relation to the implementation of the GPS-tracking device. The research findings show that in order to make the new technologies work, family carers are assigned new tasks and responsibilities. The critical issue raised in this paper is that many family carers do not have the necessary capacity, skills and competencies needed in order to take on these tasks. And in addition, not all persons suffering from dementia have someone to do the tasks for them. In this is the acknowledgement that the introduction of GPS-tracking devices in dementia care is not a trivial matter, which calls for a more nuanced understanding of the challenges posed by the introduction of new technologies to dementia care.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Hilde Thygesen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Fakultet for helsefag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
Aktiv cristin-person

Ingunn Brita Moser

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole

Tone Øderud

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Helse ved SINTEF AS
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Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice AAATE 2013.

Encarnação, Pedro; Azevedo, Luís; Gelderblom, Gert Jan; Newell, Alan C.; Mathiassen, Niels-Erik. 2013, IOS Press. UCP, HSZUYD, UoD, STATPED, ULISBOAVitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
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