Telemedicine for home care: Health professions in the new localization of the space of disease

Journal title WELFARE E ERGONOMIA
Author/s Angela Genova
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/1 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 141-156 File size 270 KB
DOI 10.3280/WE2022-001011
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In Italy, the pandemic has contributed to accelerate the use of "telemedicine". Focusing on the analysis of the Guidelines for Telemedicine in Home Care (2022), this work highlights how the proposed model of care sanctions a space of action of the doctor away from the patient not only in space, but also sometimes in time. Telemedicine keeps nurses at the side of the patient and outlines spaces potentially of great innovation also for the figure of the healthcare worker (Operatore Socio Sanitario-OSS), even if it isn’t mentioned in the Guideliness. Telemedicine, with its innovations in the places and times of care practices, outlines a new localization of the space of the disease with specific characteristics and substantial implications for the health professions. In addition, all these professions have a new identity and new relationships between them.

Keywords: pandemic; care; doctor; patient; semi-profession; social-health operators.

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Angela Genova, La telemedicina per l’assistenza domiciliare: le professioni sanitarie nella nuova spazializzazione della malattia in "WELFARE E ERGONOMIA" 1/2022, pp 141-156, DOI: 10.3280/WE2022-001011