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New directions for research into healthcare at home: a review of recent funding.

Ewart, I. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9502-2338 (2012) New directions for research into healthcare at home: a review of recent funding. In: HaCIRIC International Conference 2012, 19 September - 21 September, Cardiff, UK.

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Abstract/Summary

Recent research into healthcare-at-home has been dominated by a few large projects that have investigated the potential for technology as a way of shifting the place of healthcare interventions into the domestic environment. The basis for this assumption is questioned, leading to a more general review of recently funded research in this area. Using the databases of the UK Research Councils as a starting point, this has provided enough information to summarize current trends and topics that have been funded. These are discussed and a number of general themes are identified, including the emphasis on technology, biased perceptions of ageing, a narrow view of the role of the home, and methodological difficulties. With this in mind some suggestions are made as to how the future of research into healthcare-at-home can be pursued, something of interest to research academics and healthcare professionals alike.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Healthcare Infrastructure
ID Code:97544

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