Technology in health and social care: a critical reflection from across two continents

PEDELL, Sonja and CRAIG, Claire (2017). Technology in health and social care: a critical reflection from across two continents. In: BARRON, Deirdre and SEEMAN, Kurt, (eds.) Design4Health 2017. Proceedings of the 4th Conference in Design4Health, Melbourne, 4-7 December 2017. Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, 196-199.

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An ageing population, with pressure on health care and social care capacity, is driving demand for innovative solutions to support independence at home. Digital technologies have been proposed as a way to respond to these challenges, and as a consequence, the delivery of care is being transformed. However, in spite of technology being positioned as a panacea to meet the current challenges facing health and social care, a lack of critical discourse around technology use in this context is of concern. Issues regarding user acceptance, role of care technology and setting realistic expectations on what technology can contribute to these challenges have yet to be addressed.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Art and Design
Depositing User: Claire Craig
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 11:45

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