Catherine Hayes, Yitka NH Graham
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 9, Iss. 6, 02 Jun 2017, pp 240 - 242

This discussion explores the significance of digital technology to responsive patient
care in applied paramedic practice. The authors' previous research identified the
relative ambiguity of the role of digital technology in facilitating and supporting
patients in practice, and the findings revealed the relative transferability of this
finding to wider allied healthcare clinical and professional practice. The discussion
encompasses two key debates, namely a) How best the quality of the digital
technology patients engage with can be discerned with regard to the vast
availability of information and b) what the fundamental pedagogical implications to
the way paramedic education in the UK is currently delivered might be in relation to
equipping the future paramedic workforce to empower patients and their families
and carers in emergency situations. The discussion paper concludes with an overview
of the tensions that unregulated apps pose in practice and how engaging with the
public about the use of digital technology could be a key aspect for review in UK
undergraduate curricula and staff development.

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