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Professional Resources

  • Telehealth in the Developing World

Richard Wootton, Nivritti G Patil, Richard E Scott, and Kendall Ho (Editors), Co-published by the Royal Society of Medicine Press LTD & International Development Research Centre, 2009.
The book, which is also available online (see URL below), has 28 chapters covering Policy, Education, and Clinical issues and examples about telehealth worldwide. Chapter 2, "Bridging the digital divide: Linking health and ICT policy", gives a very clear overview of this topic. Countries discussed in other chapters include Philippines, Brazil, India, Cambodia, Italy, Neal, Ecuador, China, South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan and Chechnya.

idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/37334/1/127891.pdf

  • American Telemedicine Association – Telehealth Nursing Fact Sheet

The purpose of developing the ATA Telehealth Nursing Fact Sheet is to educate and provide nurses and non nurse members detailed information about Who, What, Where and Why about Telehealth Nursing and for disseminating this information throughout the global nursing communities. The Fact Sheet was written in collaboration with 13 American and 2 Canadian nurses who are leaders in the use of telecommunication technologies in healthcare.

www.americantelemed.org/docs/default-document-library/fact_sheet_final.pdf?sfvrsn=2 

  • CRNNS – Telenursing Practice Guidelines

The College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia published the "Telenursing Practice Guidelines" in 2008.  The Guidelines define telenursing practice and describe various aspects of telenursing that are important for registered nurses to consider, such as scope of practice, competence, security, quality and standards. The document can also be accessed from the College at www.crnns.ca or you may email the College at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. .

www.crnns.ca/documents/TelenursingPractice2008.pdf

Mise à jour le Mercredi, 13 Mars 2013