A discussion on the legal barriers in addressing sleeping disorders in aged care using wireless technology

Moloney, Clint and Gururajan, Raj (2004) A discussion on the legal barriers in addressing sleeping disorders in aged care using wireless technology. In: 1st Australian Aged and Community Care Informatics Conference (ACCIC'04), 24-25 Aug 2004, Brisbane, Australia .

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[Abstract]: Disturbed sleep can affect personal well being. In the case of old people, disturbed sleep will impede recovery from any illness. Therefore, sleep quality is an essential ingredient for well being. While previous studies have provided a number of solutions based on clinical trials, it appears that 'technology' solutions are not yet caught up with the problems of sleeping specific to aged care. This 'research in progress' paper provides a conceptual model of how wireless technology solutions can provide answers to some of the monitoring problems of sleeping disorders. Based on the review conducted by the JBI on sleep research, this paper provides guidelines to future research. The paper also provides current status of regulatory issues that may affect the uptake of wireless solutions in this domain.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2009 23:45
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: sleep disorders; older people; elderly; aged care; nursing home care; medical care; wireless technology; wireless communication systems; technological innovations; privacy, right of; Australia
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111702 Aged Health Care
10 Technology > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5847

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