New theme issue on Nurses and Midwives in Digital Health for the JISfTeH in 2020
To the chairs and members of the ISfTeH Working Groups
To the members of ISfTeH,
We have an opportunity to prepare a themed edition of the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH). The ISfTeH Working Group of Women WoW) has prepared two of these special issues of the journal in 2015 and 2017, each including 4 to 7 papers, and their most recent one will be available shortly.
2015: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/issue/view/10 (pdf: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/uploads/3/9/5/1/39512321/jsfteh_vol3.pdf)
2017: http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH (pdf: http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/uploads/3/9/5/1/39512321/jsfteh2017.pdf)
The Journal is only available online and the editors are working diligently to establish its place among credible and referenced journals.
Our themed issue would be about telehealth nursing, of course. The editors are very determined to have papers that reflect “science” by which they mean well-done research with intent to produce substantive findings that will contribute to the evidence that drives health care delivery.
Next year, 2020, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. We are proposing to you and to the journal editors that we put together 4 to 6 publishable research papers in a Special Telehealth Nursing Edition of JISfTeH that would be available early in 2020 (January or February). The papers would all reflect some aspect of telehealth/telenursing. To begin this process, we are asking all of you to consider submitting an abstract that represents the essence of your publishable research paper. If you are hesitant to reveal all of your research work and findings in JISfTeH, you could consider using a part of your work for this paper. The abstract and paper should be in the traditional research format: introduction/problem addressed; research purpose, research question(s)/hypotheses, sample, setting, data collection methods, data analysis methods, results/findings, discussion, conclusions and recommendations.
All articles submitted must be authored by nurses or midwives, as principal author.
The language will be English.
Abstracts are accepted until 15 September 2019 to claudiabartz388[at]gmail.com or veronique.thouvenot[at]gmail.com
Submissions should be done before 30 November 2019
Submissions follow the JISfTeH guidelines:
Contact info[at]isfteh.org, or claudiabartz388[at]gmail.com or veronique.thouvenot[at]gmail.com
This paper describes the cases of six midwifery projects of the Women Observatory for eHealth at the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, to support the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in midwifery practice in eight countries from 2014 to 2016. It includes eLearning course for CASA in Mexico, Twintowin mobile app in Netherland and Morroco, Happy Baby Happy Mom in Mongolia, Pan Milar for migrant women in Switzerland, Portrait of a midwife in Australia, Moldova and Bangladesh, and training on emergency obstetrics in Ethiopia.
The authors are grateful for the support provided by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and Millennia2025 Foundation.
Foundation Telefonica will be publishing this coming December 10th a new book on the status quo of the ICTs and healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean entitled “Las TIC en el combate de las enfermedades desatendidas: Una visión latinoamericana”. The PDF version can already be downloaded directly from the Telefonica website.
It includes an article by Véronique Inès Thouvenot of the WeObservatory, Lilia Pérez Chavolla and Arletty Pinel (p. 29 – 49).
Within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, this article analyzes health services provided in remote areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, where access to and use of ICTs can help provide services to low-income populations. The article emphasizes the perspective of the user and in particular of women, patients, nurses, doctors and community helpers, who are the most committed to health issues in remote areas. It includes a short description of two eHealth projects being implemented in Guatemala and Panama by local communities with limited resources that seek to respond to their maternal and children health needs.
Lanzamiento oficial del libro publicado por la Fundacion Telefonica, el 10 de Diciembre en Caracas: “Las TIC en el combate de las enfermedades desatendidas: Una visión latinoamericana”. Este artículo analiza los servicios de salud dentro del marco de los Objetivos del Milenio 4 y 5 en zonas remotas de América Latina y el Caribe, donde el acceso y uso de las TIC pueden ayudar a proveer servicios a poblaciones de escasos recursos. El artículo enfatiza la perspectiva del usuario y en particular la de las mujeres, pacientes, enfermeras, doctoras y ayudantes comunitarias, quienes son las más comprometidas con los asuntos de salud en zonas remotas. Se describen dos proyectos de eSalud en Guatemala y Panamá, iniciados por comunidades locales, conrecursos limitados para responder a las necesidades de salud materna e infantil en dichas zonas.
The International Journal of Bioethics has recently put together a special issue on Telemedicine. It includes the article of Dr. Véronique Inès Thouvenot , head of WeObservatory, on the global network of women in telemedicine WeTelemed. The article can be found in chapter 7 of the 2014/3 (Vol.25) issue or downloaded in French through cairn.info
The Women and Telemedicine Global Network (WeTelemed) has been initiated in April 2012, with the vision to constitute a Millennia2015 powerful demonstration of women empowerment in the arena of telemedicine through digital solidarity and gender equity. The overall objective is to stimulate more women to use advanced technologies and telemedicine, combined with innovative integrated collaborative leadership programs. The article describes the recent history of the network, its genesis and creation, illustrated by a selection of telemedicine initiatives conducted by women in developing countries with the ambition to reach isolated communities.