DTA: The Dependability Telecare Assessment tool
‘The Person-Centred Telecare Assessment’
DTA is a new manual by Guy Dewsbury PhD and Debbie Ballard of gdewsbury.
Written for practitioners and professionals who assess, provide or install telecare including people who work with assistive technology.
DTA is also relevant to the academic sector and can be a learning resource in any telecare course and is core reading on the postgraduate telecare course at Edinburgh University.
The Dependability Telecare Assessment tool (DTA) is a new tool for assessing for telecare.
This manual is an independent assessment tool which is not affiliated to any telecare organisation, company or manufacturer.
The assessment tool is person-centred, independent and focuses on the person in need, rather than the technology available to determine the appropriate telecare.
It uses a simple matrix system and provides three ‘Outcome and Review’ forms in the Appendix.
How much is too much telecare?
“Only install sufficient telecare to enable a person.”
Too little telecare can be potentially dangerous whereas too much could disable a person.
This manual provides best practice advice on how to deploy DTA in the field.
DTA is a culmination of many years of academic ethnographic research with older and disabled people in the design of telecare technology to support them.
When gdewsbury (www.gdewsbury.com) formed in 2012, it proved to be the appropriate time to write and publish DTA as a manual for professionals.
If you are working in health, social care or housing in a field related to telecare, this manual is essential reading.
The manual is also a learning resource for academia and a practical manual for the private sector.
The 32-page A4 spiral bound manual (ISBN 978-0-9930485-0-0) is published by and only available from here at a price of £19.99 (+ free UK p&p).
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gdewsbury provide a range of training on DTA for organisations and training services. Please contact gdewsbury for more information on training.
DTA can be licensed to your organisation and modified to display your company logo and work with your existing assessment tools. If you wish to license DTA to use it in the field please contact gdewsbury.