Sygeplejerskers arbejde med telemedicin i en tværsektoriel kontekst / Nurses working with Telemedicine in a cross-sectional setting

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The introduction of telemedicine will transform the health care sector and bring changes to the role and function of nurses. In this inquiry we ask, what competences are required in the ‘doing’ of telemedicine?
The project is based on interviews with two focus groups involving nurses from the primary and secondary sectors, working with telemedicine in a project entitled, Hor-sens på forkant med sundhed (Horsens on the frontiers of Health). The analysis is da-ta-driven and reveals that cultivation of competences is closely associated to structural conditions. Nurses emphasize that telemedicine has to be meaningful and a flexible and technically reliable solution. The possession of technical skills and a personal in-terest in telemedicine are advantageous. More important, however, are high clinical skills and competences in caring relationships. Nurses from diverse clinical settings report that telemedicine mediate a change in focus and attention. Future education of nurses therefore has to incorporate critical reflection on what is transmitted and omit-ted in telemedicine.
Original languageDanish
JournalKlinisk sygepleje
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)80-95
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - May 2017


  • telemedicine
  • welfare technology

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