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Social Work and Technology: The Software and Hard Drive of Patient and Family Care 

Social Work and Technology: The Software and Hard Drive of Patient and Family Care
Chapter:
Social Work and Technology: The Software and Hard Drive of Patient and Family Care
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Author(s):

Katharine M. Campbell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0027

This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

Technology impacts the way patients and families obtain information and make decisions.

Technology impacts how providers deliver care and perform services.

Ethical and legal concerns arise due to technological advances.

Professional boundaries can be challenged by electronic communication.

Appropriate direction and guidelines are essential to assist patients, families, and providers to access reputable online resources.

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