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Designing Social Prescription Services to Support People with Long-Term Conditions

Henderson, Barry, Kirby, Karen, McCann, Adrian, McCay, Deirdre, Leeann, Monk, Mulvenna, Maurice, Neff, Jennifer, O'Kane, Maurice and Quigley, Terry (2014) Designing Social Prescription Services to Support People with Long-Term Conditions. In: ENoLL Open Living Lab Days 2014 Conference Proceedings. ENoLL, Amsterdam, pp. 158-170. ISBN 978-9-082102-72-7 [Book section]

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Abstract

This paper outlines a small study undertaken to assess user perspectives on the concept of social prescription services. Social prescribing is a mechanism linking patients in primary care with non-medical sources of support within the community. The work presented here supports the idea of patients becoming ‘active partners’ by providing health literature that is designed to suit their health literacy along with a service which introduces patients to actual programmes and services in their local area which suit their specific condition. By using innovative digital technology patient engagement is encouraged leading to greater self-care and independence in relation to long-term condition management.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Future and Virtual Worlds
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health, Education and Well-being
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:30072
Deposited By: Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Deposited On:09 Sep 2014 10:03
Last Modified:25 Sep 2014 15:14

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