Design considerations to support nursing homes' communities

Angela Di Fiore, Francesco Ceschel, Leysan Nurgalieva, Maurizio Marchese, Fabio Casati

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Abstract

Caring for institutionalized older adults is known to be a complex issue both for families and professionals. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in this topic primarily due to a growing older population and, hence, a heightened need of research contributions in this area. Previous studies on caregiving for older adults living in nursing homes recognize the necessity to support professionals' work practices to ameliorate their working conditions, and decrease the risk of burnout and job dissatisfaction. In this study, we investigated the practice of caregiving at nursing homes in the Northern Italy in the form of a case-study. We mainly focus on the work practices of care professionals, and on the relational issues between professional and family caregivers. The outcomes of this work shed new light on the opportunities of using ICT solutions to improve relations and information sharing among caregivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationC and T 2017 - 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages64-67
Number of pages4
VolumePart F128532
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348546
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies: Technologies for the Common Good, C and T 2017 - Troyes, France
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies: Technologies for the Common Good, C and T 2017
CountryFrance
CityTroyes
Period26.6.1730.6.17

Keywords

  • Caregiving
  • Design opportunities
  • Healthcare
  • ICT
  • Nursing homes
  • Work practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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    Di Fiore, A., Ceschel, F., Nurgalieva, L., Marchese, M., & Casati, F. (2017). Design considerations to support nursing homes' communities. In C and T 2017 - 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Conference Proceedings (Vol. Part F128532, pp. 64-67). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3083671.3083695