Providing resources for caregivers trough the Internet – Eulàlia Hernádez

November 26, 2009

“Innovative health technologies: health systems in transition Workshop”

Supported by: Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)

Organized by: Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute –UOC) and Michael Hardey (Hull/York Medical School – Science and Technology Studies Unit, Department of Sociology, University of York)

Data: 26th and 27th November

Place: UOC IN3 building. Av. Canal Olímpic, s/n. Edifici B3, 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)

Eulàlia Hernández’s presentation – Providing resources for caregivers trough the Internet.

Internet is a common tool in our daily living that offers new possibilities for communicating and delivering health care treatments. One of these possibilities is to use Internet to create a community where professionals (such as psychologists) and caregivers can work together in order to generate processes to improve the quality of life, by providing caregivers with resources to cope with difficult situations. From this perspective, in this session, two projects aimed to improve quality of life of caregivers will be discussed.

Eulàlia Hernández

Professor of Psychology at the Open University of Catalonia. She is also the head of PSINET research group at the IN3 Institute. Her research focus is the improvement of quality of life in several health problems trough the use of Information and Communication Technologies.