Symptom assessment in palliative advanced home healthcare using digital pens
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Symptom control is one of the most important components of delivering effective palliative care, and adequate symptom assessment is a prerequisite for good symptom control. Patient receiving treatment in palliative home healthcare is geographically separated from the caregivers making symptom control a challenge, a challenge that could be met by the use of information and communication technology.
This paper describes experiences from a project focused on symptom assessment using digital pen technology in advanced palliative home healthcare. As part of an ongoing quality assurance work within the hospital-based home care clinic at Linköping University Hospital, the project has designed, developed and implemented an IT-support system for pain assessments for patients at home using digital pen technology. The system uses mobile Internet technology together with digital pen technology from Anoto™ AB. From December 2002 to August 2003 the system was in use at the hospital-based home care clinic. Alternative techniques, for example the use of a PC or a touch-tone telephone for symptom assessment, are discussed.
Digital Pens; Computer Terminals; Cellular Phones; Internet; Home Care Services, Hospital-Based
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100837OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-100837DiVA: diva2:663967