Case Study: Welfare Technology

In this assigment students work out a case about Welfare Technology.

Goal: the student can make well-considered choices regarding the use of technology in healthcare in a practical situation and can give advice about this

General information assignment:
– Targetgroup: students healthcare level 3 (second year) and 4 (third year) and engineering/ICT level 3 and 4
– Time investment: about 5 weeks

Preconditions general:
– Commitment cooperation school and organization (for a example a residential care institution)
– Expertise teachers heathcare and technics
– Check position in the curriculum

Preconditions case:
– Request for help with a central dilemma about Welfare Technology from the field
– Marked needs, wishes and/or experienced limitations from the client(s) and wherever required their relatives and/or the healthcare provider(s)
– Check the prior knowledge and skills of the students

Example of a case (Living room):
The intern provides care and support to 7 residents at a nursing home. However, the residents, their families, and the caregivers have been complaining about the livingroom for quite some time. Specifically, the residents complain about the noise. In addition, the family believes that there is little for the residents to do. Finally, the caregivers are dissatisfied with the technological applications in the living room. They feel that it is not safe enough, residents can leave the living room without anyone noticing.

For the intern, the challenge is to come up with solutions to this. This means, among other things, that he/she must enter into a conversation with the residents, the family and the caregivers to determine what the needs are. Curious what else needs to be done? Go through the 10 tasks.

Students: healthcare (A), engineering (B) and ICT (C)

Task 1:
A: Find out what the vision and the policy, the regulations is of the residential care institution
B: Map out the potential of the building/department
C: Investigate the ICT infrastructure of the residential care institution

Students: healthcare (A), engineering (B) and ICT (C)

Task 2
A: Investigate the target group (pathologies ed.)
B: Find out if a floor plan of the technical installation is available and if so, analyze it
C: Investigate the capabilities of that ICT infrastructure

Students: healthcare, engineering and ICT

Task 3: Investigate the needs, wishes and/or experienced limitations from the client(s) and wherever required their relatives and the healthcare provider(s)

Students: healthcare, engineering and ICT

Task 4: Investigate the available budget

Students: healthcare (A), engineering (B) and ICT (C)

Task 5
A: Investigate the technological applications/tools and make a costs- and benefit analyses for now and in the future
B: Make choices in the capabilities of the building/department based on the floor plan of the technical installation
C: Make choices in the capabilities of the ICT infrastructure

Students: healthcare, engineering and ICT

Task 6: Discuss the ethical dilemma’s with the client(s) and wherever required their relatives and the healthcare provider(s)

Students: healthcare, engineering and ICT

Task 7: Discuss the ethical dilemma’s with the students

Students: healthcare, engineering and ICT

Task 8: Investigate where experience is gained with technological applications/tools and/or where you can practice with it

Students: healthcare, engineering and ICT

Task 9: Test the technological application/tools and make a plan

Students: healthcare, engineering and ICT

Task 10: Present the plan, possibly using an instructional video and advise the client(s) and wherever required their relatives and the healthcare provider(s) and finally evaluate the implementation of the plan


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