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Rethinking presence : a grounded theory of nurses and teleconsultation

Barrett, David, 1972


David, 1972 Barrett


Angela Barbara Gardiner

Peter, 1957 Draper


[Introduction]: Ensuring the provision of equitable, high quality care is becoming progressively more challenging in a context of an ageing population, increased prevalence of long term conditions and a prolonged period of public spending austerity. In response to these challenges, commissioners and providers have explored and piloted a range of innovative approaches to service delivery, including those that involve the utilisation of information technologies.

One such modality – teleconsultation – is the utilisation of video to facilitate real-time, remote consultation between healthcare practitioners and patients. Though teleconsultation has been used as an approach to care since the 1970s, it has grown in prevalence of late, due to reduced costs, improved connectivity and greater social acceptance of video-mediated interaction. Teleconsultation is used within the acute sector (e.g. to expedite specialist stroke or burns care) and to support people living with long term conditions within the community. However, despite evidence of feasibility, clinical benefit and patient acceptance, there is little understanding of how the use of video impacts on the role of those nurses who are involved in teleconsultation.


Barrett, D. 1. (2015). Rethinking presence : a grounded theory of nurses and teleconsultation. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Apr 14, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 23, 2023
Keywords Nursing
Public URL
Additional Information Department of Nursing, The University of Hull
Award Date Nov 1, 2015


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