|dc.contributor.author||van Zaalen, Yvonne||-|
|dc.contributor.author||del Carmen, Requena Maria||-|
|dc.identifier.citation||Journal of Enabling Technologies, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018), pp. 76-90||pl_PL|
|dc.description.abstract||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on ethical and judicial themes related to technology and the
Design/methodology/approach – Different consecutive phases in technology design and allocation will be
discussed from a range of perspectives.
Findings – Longevity is one of the greatest achievements of contemporary science and a result of
development of social relations. Currently, various non-communicable diseases affect older adults and
impose the greatest burden on global health. There is a great emphasis across Europe on caring for the older
person in their own homes. Technology has a mediating role in determining the possibilities for good quality of
life (QOL). The concept of assisting the older adult through the use of technology so as to access healthcare
services has enormous potential. Although the potential of technology in healthcare is widely recognised,
technology use can have its downsides. Professionals need to be aware of the risks, namely, those related to
the privacy of the older person, which may accompany technology use.
Research limitations/implications – By 2050, there will be more people aged over 65 than there are
children. This phenomenon of global ageing constitutes a massive challenge in the area of health protection.
Practical implications – Professionals need to be aware of the risks, for example, related to the privacy of
the older person, that may accompany technology use.
Social implications – There is a great emphasis across Europe on caring for the older person in their own
homes. Technology has a mediating role in determining the possibilities for QOL.
Originality/value – The concept of assisting the older adult through the use of technology to avail of
healthcare has enormous potential. Assistive technology, social media use and augmentative and alternative
communication can have a positive effect on the QOL of older people, as long as they are supported enough
in use of these technologies. However, ethical and juridical considerations are at stake as well.||pl_PL|
|dc.rights||Uznanie autorstwa 3.0 Polska||*|
|dc.title||Technology implementation in delivery of healthcare to older people: how can the least voiced in society be heard?||pl_PL|
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