Proactive health and welfare technology for Nordic users and societies – A policy brief
Melkas, Helinä; Pekkarinen, Satu; Saurio, Riika; Gustafsson, Christine; Johansson-Pajala, Rose-Marie; Zander, Viktoria; Knudsen Gullslett, Monika; Rotvold, Gunn Hilde; Rødseth, Eirin; Øksnebjerg, Laila; Andersson, Bengt (2023-03-15)
Knudsen Gullslett, Monika
Rotvold, Gunn Hilde
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT
LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications Tutkimusraportit – Research Reports
School of Engineering Science
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This policy brief addresses the challenges and knowledge needs related to health and welfare technology use. It is particularly focused on Nordic countries because the research work was conducted there. However, the topic is relevant to other countries and regions, as the health and wellbeing of citizens and professional caregivers are important issues in all countries. The policy brief is based on the results gained in the Nordic research networking project, Proactive health and welfare technology for Nordic users and societies (PROTECT), which arranged a workshop series to advance Nordic research-based knowledge of proactive health and welfare technology at three levels: (1) end users (older-age clients/patients and people with disabilities) and their informal caregivers (micro level); (2) the implementation level from the perspective of professional caregivers and organisations (meso level); and (3) the societal (macro) level.
Melkas, H., Pekkarinen, S., Saurio, R., Gustafsson, C., Johansson-Pajala, R.-M., Zander, V., Knudsen Gullslett, M., Rotvold, G. H., Rødseth, E., Øksnebjerg, L., Andersson, B. (2023) Proactive health and welfare technology for Nordic users and societies – A policy brief. LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications, Tutkimusraportit – Research Reports 150. ISSN-L 2243-3376, ISSN 2243-3376, ISBN 978-952-335-928-4 (PDF). LUT University, Lahti, Finland.