[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012].
This 2011 guide – produced by the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling and the Joint Improvement Team, Scottish Government – explores ways in which telehealthcare has been employed in the support, protection, and quality of life of people with a mental disorder. The importance of telehealthcare in providing support and reassurance to carers is included. Section headings in this document comprise:
- 1: Introduction.
- Definitions: what is telehealthcare?
- Telehealthcare as part of a personalised service.
- Telehealthcare services.
- Risk and reliability.
- Access and availability.
- 2: Assessment.
- General and specialist assessment of need.
- Specialist assessments.
- Risk assessment.
- Using telehealthcare to enhance assessment.
- Carers’ assessment.
- 3: Principles, rights and ethics.
- Personal value systems.
- The law.
- Capacity and consent.
- Policy and procedures.
- Practice guidance.
- 4: Telehealthcare and mental health.
- Definitions: whom are we talking about?
- Examples of telehealthcare for people with a mental illness.
- Using telehealthcare to support safety and security at home.
- Telehealthcare for support and treatment.
- 5: Training programme.
- Additional resources.
- Supplier contact details.
Kerr, B. Hurst, K. [and] Clark, S. (2011). Telehealthcare and mental health: using telehealthcare effectively in the support of people living with mental disorder. Stirling: University of Stirling (Dementia Services Development Centre); Scottish Government (Joint Improvement Team), 2011. 64p. ISBN: 9781857692556.