Michelle Marineau, PhD(c), APRN, is a clinician-researcher at Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu, Hawaii, is an Assistant Professor at the Hawaii Pacific University, and a Doctoral student at the University of Hawaii.
Health/Illness Transition and Telehealth: A Concept Analysis Using the Evolutionary Method
Article first published online: 2 APR 2006
Volume 40, Issue 3, pages 96–106, July 2005
How to Cite
Marineau, M. (2005), Health/Illness Transition and Telehealth: A Concept Analysis Using the Evolutionary Method. Nursing Forum, 40: 96–106. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2005.00017.x
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 2 APR 2006
- Transition and illness;
- transition and hospital;
- transition and home care
TOPIC. Telehealth as an alternative to hospitalization.
PURPOSE. Exploring the health/illness transition that occurs when an acutely ill client may be discharged into the home with telehealth in place of hospitalization or in an effort to promote an earlier discharge from the hospital.
SOURCE. Published literature.
CONCLUSION. The concept of the health/illness transition using telehealth has not been researched. Qualitative methods of research using interviews could enhance the knowledge in selecting appropriate individuals and nursing interventions to enhance the clients’ transition from the hospital to the home with telehealth.