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Social Work and Technology: The Software and Hard Drive of Patient and Family Care

Katharine M. Campbell

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739110
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0027
Social Work and Technology: The Software and Hard Drive of Patient and Family Care

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This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

Technology impacts the way patients and families obtain information and make decisions.

Technology impacts how providers deliver care and perform services.

Ethical and legal concerns arise due to technological advances.

Professional boundaries can be challenged by electronic communication.

Appropriate direction and guidelines are essential to assist patients, families, and providers to access reputable online resources.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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