Telehealth Nursing in Care Settings and Specialties Worldwide

  • Claudia C Bartz International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth
Keywords: Telehealth, Nursing, mHealth

Abstract

The ISfTeH Telenursing Working Group was first organised in 2008. Its mission and vision statements validated the roles and responsibilities that had developed and expanded since the first publication about telehealth nursing practice more than three decades earlier. Today, the Working Group has more than 120 members and represents 41 countries. Now, telehealth nursing can be seen worldwide; it is not considered a new nursing specialty. Instead, telehealth nurses employ a complementary toolkit to their particular specialty or setting. The key value of telehealth nursing in responding to people with health care needs is that nurses are able to reach farther and more efficiently and effectively than ever before. This extra reach, in conjunction with nursing’s commitment to holistic care of every person, can improve health care by increasing access, improving quality and decreasing costs worldwide


Author Biography

Claudia C Bartz, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth

Telehealth Nursing Advocate

Chair, ISfTeH Telenursing Working Group

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Published
2017-04-02
How to Cite
Bartz, C. (2017). Telehealth Nursing in Care Settings and Specialties Worldwide. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e5:(1-3). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/224
Section
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017