Experiences of using technology to manage health conditions: Laura's story

Authors: Baron, S.

As part of a second year, undergraduate Therapeutic Communication in Adult Nursing unit, BU nursing students are invited to explore the role of eHealth and digital technology in healthcare and the implications of this on health professional-patient communication, professional practice and patient experience. This short film co-produced with students from BU’s Faculty of Media and Communication, Derick, Sue Baron from Adult nursing and the BU Carer and Service User Partnership assist this exploration by providing first-hand insights into how Derick has been using technology to live with and manage his health condition. Derick’s story forms part of an educational package which in addition to raising awareness, also encourage students to consider and discuss the potential impact of digital technology and eHealth on communication and relationship-building between the individual, their care partner, and healthcare provider. This package is one of number of varied resources and learning activities which students will use to reflect on, learn from and further develop their knowledge, skills and practice during the Therapeutic Communication in Adult Nursing unit. The unit forms part of the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme

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