Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), Vol 7, No 4 (2015)

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Empowering learners: Using a triad model to promote eHealth literacy and transform learning at point of care

Carey Mather, Elizabeth Cummings


The implementation of health technology and informatics into healthcare environments has enabled new opportunities for developing patient-centred approaches to care. The emergence of mobile learning as a new pedagogy for learning and teaching of undergraduate nurses and for continuing professional development can be used to strengthen the nurse-patient relationship. Incorporation of eHealth literacy education and health promotion by nurses, using digital technology tools and resources, will assist with empowering patients to access information and options for managing their own health. These developments provide opportunities for embracing a learning triad with patient, student, and nurse supervisor using digital technology at point of care. This triad should be embedded as a partnership to enable promotion of eHealth literacy in situ. A use case scenario is provided to demonstrate the potential of advancing eHealth literacy of patients in healthcare environments using the triad model. Collaboration and sharing information using this new method of learning has the potential to promote eHealth literacy and transform the nurse-patient relationship.

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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)
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