Telemedicine Delivery of Healthcare Services Paper
PLEASE COMPLETE PART 1 AND 2 SEPARATELY
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
As a BSN-prepared nurse, you will likely be asked to witness patients signing research consent forms. It is important to understand how to advocate for patients. How can you determine if a patient understands a research consent form and how the research trials or study will affect them?”
As you develop a research proposal, you must consider the ethical issues related to it.
Determine the ethical considerations related to the research question you developed in Week 1.
Consider the seven main principles of ethical research introduced in this week’s learning activity, Research Ethics Guidance:
- Social and clinical value
- Scientific validity
- Fair subject selection
- Favorable risk-benefit ratio
- Independent review
- Informed consent
- Respect for potential and enrolled subjects
Summarize the ethical issues related to your topic in one of the following formats:
- 18- to 20-slide presentation
- 15- to 20-minute oral presentation
- 875-word paper
- Another format approved by your instructor
Cite at least one peer-reviewed and one evidence-based resource in APA format.
Running head: RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS 1 Research Foundations Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Title Date RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS 2 Research Foundations Research Topic, Problem, and Question Research Topic: Benefits and Challenges of the Growth and Development of Telemedicine to deliver Healthcare Services. Research Problem: Distance was a significant traditional barrier to access to treatment and healthcare services among patients in various parts of the world. Patients had to travel to hospitals to receive medical services (Parikh, Sattigeri & Kumar, 2014). Patients who stayed in the rural areas were the most disadvantaged since they traveled long distances to access healthcare facilities. Moreover, patients had to line in long queues to meet their nurses or doctors. This delay worsened the illnesses of some patients to the point of fainting during the long wait. The use of new technology in different sectors of the medical field has significantly changed the delivery of services. Telemedicine is a technological invention which has existed for around 40 years, but its use in the delivery of medical services has upgraded by leaps and bounds over the last five years. It has decreased the need for patients to travel to hospitals to seek medical services, and instead, patients consult with healthcare providers to record disease symptoms and forward to the professionals. This advancement improves the efficiency of managing diseases, reduces the rate of hospital admissions, thus saving both time and cost of such services (L’Esperance & Perry, 2016). Furthermore, telemedicine enables electronic health monitoring and recording. It also helps specialists to direct training and guidance of patients. Lastly, telemedicine helps in survey and control practices in the management of epidemic, pandemic, and endemic diseases. As such, telemedicine is a technological invention which benefits both patients and health care providers alike. Nevertheless, the cost of telemedicine and its availability require review to ensure patients from all walks of life benefit (Kahn, 2015). RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS 3 Research Question: What are the evidence-based practices for successful telemedicine application to enhance consultation and delivery of health care services for patients from different backgrounds? RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS 4 References Kahn, J. M. (2015). Virtual visits—confronting the challenges of telemedicine. N Engl J Med, 372(18), 1684-1685. L’Esperance, S. T., & Perry, D. J. (2016). Assessing advantages and barriers to telemedicine adoption in the practice setting: A MyCareTeamTM exemplar. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(6), 311-319. Parikh, D. P., Sattigeri, B. M., & Kumar, A. (2014). An update on growth and development of telemedicine with pharmacological implications. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 3(5), 527-532.
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