Developments in telenursing are occurring at a great pace. In a very short time and driven by technical developments, the field of telenursing has become too extensive to be covered by only a small number of experts. As a consequence, there is a need for a broad overview of the field to enable the concepts to be understood by a wider population.
Telenursing is presented in such a way that it should make it accessible to anyone, independent of their knowledge of technology and has been written with contributions from a host of renowned international authorities in telenursing. Books on theoretical and technical aspects inevitably use technical jargon, and this book is no exception, but it is kept to a minimum in an effort to maximize clarity. Moreover the book has been organised systematically, thus ensuring that the content is concise and easy to read. Every chapter provides a comprehensive list of citations and references for further reading. Figure drawings and clinical photographs throughout the book illustrate and illuminate the text, providing readers with high-quality visual reference material. It is therefore appropriate for all professionals, including nurses, physicians, allied health professionals and computer scientists to help them understand the changes going on and how best to make use of them in practice.
Prof. Sajeesh Kumar, University of Pittsburgh has extensive telemedicine research experience in several countries. His multi-disciplinary expertise extends from medicine, e-medicine, electronic engineering, and biomedical engineering to computer science. Dr. Sajeesh has won several research awards, published scientific papers in acclaimed journals including Nature and Lancet. Some of these technologies have rolled out to clinicians. He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, IEEE Computer Society and the International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health. Recently, he was conferred with the prestigious Premier’s Australia Day Award.
Prof. Helen Snooks, Swansea University has research interests and expertise in the fields of Emergency Pre-hospital and Unscheduled Care, Clinical Audit and Effectiveness, and research support. The focus of her work is to plan, design and carry out evaluations of new models of service delivery which often involves changing roles and working across boundaries between service providers. In recent years, Prof Snooks has been involved in diverse studies concerning retention of nurses in the NHS, the organisation of primary care nursing, gastrointestinal services and health-related community development.