Promoting eHealth literacy: Integration of a health monitoring application and the support of a Digital Nurse

Autor(en): Haupeltshofer, Anna
Meier, Pascal
Erscheinungsdatum: 2020
Herausgeber: De Gruyter
Journal: Aging between Participation and Simulation: Ethical Dimensions of Social Assistive Technologies
Startseite: 71 – 86
In Germany, the majority of the population has restricted health literacy. In this context, access to the Internet and new media is becoming increasingly important for information procurement. However, digitization is a challenge for society and nursing care. Against this background, the project Village Community 2.0 (Dorfgemeinschaft 2.0) concentrates on rural areas and human-technology interaction. As a solution, we designed the application FeelFit to strengthen eHealth literacy. The application helps users to monitor their health-related data in everyday life. Additionally, we developed a Digital Nurse, an educational health management concept. The Digital Nurse is a contact point for residents on health and technical questions. As technical developments often only concentrate on a single field, an interdisciplinary approach is necessary for a demand-oriented use of assistive technologies. We combined both concepts to offer older people the possibility to consult a nurse with an affinity for technology, who supports in the personal configuration of the app as well as in the operation and evaluation of the collected data and is sensitized about legal and ethical aspects in dealing with technology. Nurses can take on an informative and advisory function and close the gap between human and technology with their holistic view. In the article, we illustrate the integration of the developed concepts by a fictitious case study. Finally, the results are discussed regarding current research findings. © 2020 Joschka Haltaufderheide, Johanna Hovemann, Jochen Vollmann, published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.
Cited by: 0; All Open Access, Hybrid Gold Open Access
ISBN: 9783110677485
DOI: 10.1515/9783110677485-005
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