Telecommunications for Nurses: Providing Successful Distance Education and Telehealth, Second Edition / Edition 2

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"It is a book which describes how creative people, often taking a fresh approach, can get the best out of what modern distance communications technology has to offer."—From the foreword by Susan M. Sparks, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Education Specialist, National Library of Medicine

This book reflects recent developments in both distance education and telehealth, focusing on practical strategies nurses can put to use in the classroom or clinic. Each chapter is written by acknowledged experts for the particular topic. The previous edition won an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mary P Bennett, RN, DNSc (Indiana State University)
Description: This is a second edition of the 1998 award-inning overview of telecommunications issues for nurses. It is divided into three units: distance education; telemedicine; and legal, ethical, and policy issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to meet the needs of nurses for documentation of the realistic experiences of other nurses engaged in distance education and telehealth; to help readers remain up-to-date with changes within these fields; and to provide a textbook for undergraduate and graduate nursing courses covering these fields.
Audience: This is a useful resource for educators and administrators who wish to be conversant with trends in distance education. It also is a good learning tool for nurses who are new to telemedicine and want to learn how other nurses are using the technology in their work. The authors have extensive experience in distance education, as do the contributors to the book chapters.
Features: An overview of the various technologies that can be used in distance education and telemedicine is provided. The first section covers distance education and discusses teaching strategies, common learning characteristics of distance education students, the costs of distance education, faculty development needs, and workload issues related to distance education methods. Faculty who have taught using a variety of courseware packages for delivery discuss their experiences in realistic terms. An introduction to telemedicine is also provided, along with examples of telemedicine programs used to provide direct patient care. The last section of the book discusses legal and ethical issues related to distance education and telehealth. A comprehensive listing of resources is included, including web sites for additional up-to-date information.
Assessment: Although this book is a helpful and up-to-date overview for those not currently teaching using distance education methods or actively involved in telehealth, it does not have enough depth to further assist those who are already involved in these areas. Issues are discussed at an appropriate level to allow the reader to be prepared for the common problems related to the use of technology in distance education and telehealth, but this book is not an attempt to provide definite solutions to these common problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826198433
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Myrna L. Armstrong, EdD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and RN-BSN Coordinator at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing.

Shari Frueh, BSN, RN, is a Patient Education Specialist Planner with the Mayo Clinic. She formerly was the project director for the TeleCare Network at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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Table of Contents

1 Opportunities and Challenges of Telecommunications for Nurses
2 Distance Education: What Was, What's Here, and Preparation for the Future
3 Challenges and Rewards for Educators, Students, and Staff
4 Faculty Development: The Cornerstone of Distance Education
5 Developing Distance Education Programs: Lessons from Ball State University
6 Designing a Course on the Web Using WebCT
7 Using Online Learning Materials
8 RN to BSN Online Education: The University of Wisconsin's Nationwide Program
9 An Overview of Telemedicine: Through the Looking Glass
10 Integrating Telehealth into Traditional Health Care Delivery
11 Operational Issues: Practical Considerations for a Successful Program
12 Telehealth in Home Health Care
13 Telehealth in the Long-Term Care Setting
14 Telehealth Program Evaluation
15 Marketing Strategy for Telehealth Programs
16 Ethics and Legal Perspectives for Distance Education and Telehealth
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