Exploring telehealth opportunities in domestic violence shelters.

Susan Mattson, Nelma Shearer, Carol Long

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PURPOSE: To determine the degree of interest in using a computer for the purpose of accessing services from a nurse practitioner (NP) at domestic violence shelters (DVSs); and to identify issues of privacy and confidentiality that might arise from participation by victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) in a Telehealth intervention. DATA SOURCES: Focus groups with 19 women residing in two DVSs. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and themes were identified that answered the questions posed in the interviews. CONCLUSIONS: Most of the women understood the term NP and were favorably inclined to seek services from one. Over half of the women were not familiar with computer use, but were willing to learn in order to receive health care services, both for episodic needs and for maintenance of chronic conditions. After learning of the method proposed to allow them to access an NP through the internet while still protecting their privacy and confidentiality, the women felt comfortable with this approach to meeting their health care needs. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Results from this study can be used to support the development and testing of Telehealth interventions for these victims of IPV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-470
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Volume14
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2002

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Domestic Violence
Telemedicine
Nurse Practitioners
Privacy
Confidentiality
Interviews
Delivery of Health Care
Focus Groups
Internet
Health Services
Maintenance
Learning
Intimate Partner Violence

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Exploring telehealth opportunities in domestic violence shelters. / Mattson, Susan; Shearer, Nelma; Long, Carol.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 14, No. 10, 10.2002, p. 465-470.

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Mattson, Susan ; Shearer, Nelma ; Long, Carol. / Exploring telehealth opportunities in domestic violence shelters. In: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 2002 ; Vol. 14, No. 10. pp. 465-470.
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