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dc.contributor.author Cooper, Janet
dc.contributor.author Urquhart, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-07T12:14:36Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-07T12:14:36Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Cooper , J & Urquhart , C 2004 , ' Confidentiality issues in information systems in social care ' pp. 5-7 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 69634
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/220
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/220
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ukais.org/ en
dc.description Cooper, J. & Urquhart, C. (2004). Confidentiality issues in information systems in social care. In K. Grant, D.A. Edgar & M. Jordan (Eds.), Reflections on the past, making sense of today and predicting the future of information systems, 9th annual UKAIS (UK Academy of Information Systems) conference proceedings, Annual conference, 5-7 May 2004, Glasgow Caledonian University (CD-ROM). Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University for UKAIS Sponsorship: AHRC en
dc.description.abstract This paper examines formal and informal information systems in homecare settings. Qualitative methods, including participant observation, were used, with 54 participants, and studying different types of social services provision. Results emphasise that homecare workers' priority is to their clients' care, and confidentiality may be seen as an obstruction to the sharing of information between care workers and other care professionals. Homecare workers perceive that information going back to care managers at the office needs to be filtered, and in some cases key workers take on that responsibility. The need to communicate risks often conflicts with homecare workers’ concerns over confidentiality, and the establishment of trust when working in a client’s home. New policies for electronic recording of care need to address these confidentiality concerns, as present guidelines appear inadequate. en
dc.format.extent 3 en
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Confidentiality issues in information systems in social care en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Health and Information Systems en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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