Dignified Ageing in Place Using Electronic Health Records as a Backbone : A Medico-Legal Perspective

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Kar-wai Tong

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgeing with Dignity in Hong Kong and Asia
Subtitle of host publicationHolistic and Humanistic Care
EditorsVincent Tin Sing Law, Ben Yuk Fai Fong
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Chapter9
Pages117-136
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-19-3061-4
ISBN (Print)978-981-19-3060-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameQuality of Life in Asia
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Volume16
ISSN (Print)2211-0550
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0569

Abstract

Population ageing has become a global issue and triggered off societies to make new plans and tactics to face challenges arising from the phenomenon. Among various initiatives, electronic health records play an important role to help older persons to live in communities in a dignified manner. In this chapter, the author discusses briefly dignity in general, dignity in healthcare, and dignity of older persons. The author also examines the roles of and the legal risks inherent in electronic health records as a fundamental element of telehealth in facilitating dignified ageing in place, with an attempt to share some regional and international references from the medico-legal perspective with healthcare professionals and institutes.

Research Area(s)

  • Dignified ageing in place, Telehealth, Electronic health records, Medico-legal risks

Citation Format(s)

Dignified Ageing in Place Using Electronic Health Records as a Backbone : A Medico-Legal Perspective. / Tong, Kar-wai.

Ageing with Dignity in Hong Kong and Asia: Holistic and Humanistic Care. ed. / Vincent Tin Sing Law; Ben Yuk Fai Fong. Singapore : Springer, 2022. p. 117-136 (Quality of Life in Asia; Vol. 16).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review