By Mary Lee Hummert, Jon F. Nussbaum
This assortment highlights the present efforts through students and researchers to appreciate the getting older technique because it pertains to the well-being of older adults. With contributions from overseas students in verbal exchange, psychology, public well-being, drugs, nursing, and different parts, this quantity emphasizes communique as a severe examine, schooling, coverage, and perform factor for the layout, provision, and evaluate of overall healthiness and social companies for older adults. equipped into sections addressing conversation advancements within the healthcare area, concerns in provider-patient verbal exchange, and the relationships among family members communique and healthiness. The chapters disguise serious issues on the topic of profitable getting older, resembling Alzheimer's affliction, controlled care and older adults, conversation problems with critical dementia, and healthcare decision-making inside households. The editors have designed this quantity to be obtainable to a huge viewers, together with students and scholars of getting older and communique, healthcare practitioners with older consumers, and getting older participants and their households who're pursuing suggestions for profitable getting older. The chapters signify the top degrees of present scholarship on verbal exchange, getting older, and well-being, supplying a robust origin for destiny study. every one contribution additionally addresses the utilized implications of this study, supplying functional assistance to readers facing those matters of their personal lives. As an entire, getting older, conversation, and wellbeing and fitness represents an immense develop towards realizing the significance and alertness of verbal exchange for winning getting older.
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This represents a radical shift in how a dermatologist would traditionally diagnose a rash where the patient would be present in the room with the specialist. Internet telemedical services can be totally asynchronous or synchronous through such avenues as chat rooms where multiple participants are online discussing an issue. As noted earlier, asynchronous communication is not interactive. Synchronous communication, on the other hand, allows for real-time interaction. Internet medicine is now one of the fastest growing segments of health care (see October 21, 1998, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA] for an overview of this new application).
Nurses are then able to make home health visits to patients through the telemedicine system. Initial evaluation of this program shows that it is an efficacious and satisfactory means for home health services (Whitten, Collins, & Mair, 1998). In France, elderly patients participated in teleconsultation with an orthopedic surgeon following surgery or traumatic injury. , 1998). In a separate project, elderly patients in France also participated in remote psychological consultation. , 1996). In Germany, elderly people are connected via a broadband video communication system to a telecare center.
Liability and legality are additional issues confronting this innovation. If a geriatrician at the University of Michigan is treating a patient in Ohio over a telemedicine system, in which state is that geriatrician practicing medicine? In which state would a potential malpractice suit be handled? Should this geriatrician have a medical license in just one of these states or be licensed in every state in which a patient is located? The Internet as a source for telemedicine provides its own unique legal and regulatory challenges.
Aging, communication, and health: linking research and practice for successful aging by Mary Lee Hummert, Jon F. Nussbaum