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      A Prototype Design for a Virtual Hospice and Initial Usability Study

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      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction Conference

      4 - 6 July 2018

      Hospice, palliative care, virtual hospice, usability testing

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          Hospice provides physical, social, emotional and spiritual care for people with life-shortening illness. Providing equitable access to services is becoming increasingly difficult for all hospices due to a rising number of people living longer with life-shortening illness and limited healthcare resources. Consequently, hospices are increasingly looking at ways of using technology to deliver services over a distance. This paper presents a prototype design for a web-based system (‘virtual hospice’) to improve access to services provided by Highland Hospice in the UK, and an initial usability study involving three elderly male patients. Participants completed most of the usability tasks, made positive comments, and would definitely or likely recommend the system to people who might benefit from it. The findings were translated into recommended changes to the virtual hospice, and may be helpful for other HCI designers and researchers working in this area.

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                July 2018
                July 2018
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                The Glasgow School of Art

                Moray, UK
                openbrolly

                Moray, UK
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.106
                © Taylor et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2018. Belfast, UK.

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
                HCI
                32
                Belfast, UK
                4 - 6 July 2018
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Human Computer Interaction Conference
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
                Categories
                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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