Computer-based nursing documentation in nursing homes: A feasibility study

Ping Yu, Yiyu Qiu, Patrick Crookes

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Abstract

The burden of paper-based nursing documentation has led to increasing complaints and decreasing job satisfaction amongst aged-care workers in Australian nursing homes [1,2,3]. The automation of nursing documentation has been identified as one of the possible strategies to address this issue [4]. A major obstacle to the introduction of IT solutions, however, has been a prevailing doubt concerning the ability and/or the willingness of aged-care workers to accept such innovation [5]. This research investigates the attitudes of aged-care workers towards adopting IT innovation. Questionnaire survey were conducted in 13 nursing homes around the Illawarra and Sydney regions in Australia. The survey found that an unexpected 89.3% of participants supported the strategy of introducing electronic nursing documentation systems into residential aged-care facilities. 94.3% of them would use such a system depending on circumstances. Despite a shortage of computers in the workplace, which is a major barrier, this research provides strong evidence that care workers in residential aged-care facilities are willing to accept electronic nursing documentation practice and the uptake of information technology in residential aged-care is feasible in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConsumer-Centered Computer-Supported Care for Healthy People - Proceedings of NI 2006
Subtitle of host publicationThe 9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
EditorsHyeoun-Ae Park, Peter Murray, Connie Delaney
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages570-574
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781429413299
ISBN (Print)158603622X, 9781586036225
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 9 Jun 200621 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume122
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period9/06/0621/06/06

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