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Elham M, Samadi N, Mehrnush N, Mohamad R, Zali M. Tele Nursing: Optimal Option for Patient Educational Improvement. JHC 2011; 13 (3)
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Background: Tele-nursing is a branch of telemedicine. In Tele-nursing nurses can deliver nursing care using telecommunication technology over the distance and communicate with other nurses in remote areas. This study describes education by Tele-nursing benefits and applications of Tele-nursing as a cost-effective method.

Methods: This is a review article that investigates valid resources from Pubmed, Scopus, and SID.

Results: This article describe the role of Tele-nursing in home care especially in rural areas. Self care education to cancer patients, the elderly and chronic patients by Tele nursing was expressed. In addition, this study investigates applications of Tele-nursing on nursing education improvement and successful experiences in developed and developing countries.

Conclusions: Tele-nursing provides nursing education to patients without the constraints of time and place. Tele-nursing reduce costs and improve the quality of nursing care, especially in rural areas. In addition, Tele-nursing supports standardization of clinical education of nursing. The study recommends implementing this technology in health care centers of Iran.

Key words: Tele-nursing, Education, Patient

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Type of Study: article | Subject: nursing
Received: 2014/05/25 | Accepted: 2014/05/25 | Published: 2014/05/25

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