Is Electronic Access to Medical Records an Empowering and Patient-centered Initiative?

– a Qualitative Contextual and Linguistic Analysis of Danish Electronic Records

Martha Monrad Hansen, Karen Korning Zethsen

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Resumé

Political correctness demands a patient empowering and patient-centered approach to health care and today patients are increasingly involved in, and responsible for, their own health. Patients are potentially subjected to large amounts of health information and, in a Danish context, patients have recently gained easy electronic access to their hospital records. Access, which used to be by application, is now only a few clicks away. This initiative is praised as patient empowering and patient-centered even though the e-records are not written for patients, but are the working tool of health professionals. Thus, an expert language text, as it stands, has to function as patient information. In this article, we examine the language of the e-records with a view to determining potential lay-friendliness and thus patient-centeredness. We also discuss whether access, by definition, is a progressive initiative and whether patient empowerment is always the same as patient-centeredness.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftHermes
Udgave nummer58
Sider (fra-til)157-173
Antal sider17
ISSN0904-1699
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 22 dec. 2018
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • patient empowerment
  • patient-centeredness
  • health literacy
  • e-records
  • lay-friendliness

Citer dette

@article{61f62a19edea4be8808e228ae909596b,
title = "Is Electronic Access to Medical Records an Empowering and Patient-centered Initiative?: – a Qualitative Contextual and Linguistic Analysis of Danish Electronic Records",
abstract = "Political correctness demands a patient empowering and patient-centered approach to health care and today patients are increasingly involved in, and responsible for, their own health. Patients are potentially subjected to large amounts of health information and, in a Danish context, patients have recently gained easy electronic access to their hospital records. Access, which used to be by application, is now only a few clicks away. This initiative is praised as patient empowering and patient-centered even though the e-records are not written for patients, but are the working tool of health professionals. Thus, an expert language text, as it stands, has to function as patient information. In this article, we examine the language of the e-records with a view to determining potential lay-friendliness and thus patient-centeredness. We also discuss whether access, by definition, is a progressive initiative and whether patient empowerment is always the same as patient-centeredness.",
keywords = "patient empowerment, patient-centeredness, health literacy, e-records, lay-friendliness",
author = "Hansen, {Martha Monrad} and Zethsen, {Karen Korning}",
year = "2018",
month = "12",
day = "22",
doi = "10.7146/hjlcb.v0i58.111683",
language = "English",
pages = "157--173",
journal = "Hermes",
issn = "0904-1699",
publisher = "Aarhus Universitet. Handelshoejskolen Institut for Sprog og Erhvervskommunikation",
number = "58",

}

Is Electronic Access to Medical Records an Empowering and Patient-centered Initiative? – a Qualitative Contextual and Linguistic Analysis of Danish Electronic Records. / Hansen, Martha Monrad; Zethsen, Karen Korning.

I: Hermes, Nr. 58, 22.12.2018, s. 157-173.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Is Electronic Access to Medical Records an Empowering and Patient-centered Initiative?

T2 - – a Qualitative Contextual and Linguistic Analysis of Danish Electronic Records

AU - Hansen, Martha Monrad

AU - Zethsen, Karen Korning

PY - 2018/12/22

Y1 - 2018/12/22

N2 - Political correctness demands a patient empowering and patient-centered approach to health care and today patients are increasingly involved in, and responsible for, their own health. Patients are potentially subjected to large amounts of health information and, in a Danish context, patients have recently gained easy electronic access to their hospital records. Access, which used to be by application, is now only a few clicks away. This initiative is praised as patient empowering and patient-centered even though the e-records are not written for patients, but are the working tool of health professionals. Thus, an expert language text, as it stands, has to function as patient information. In this article, we examine the language of the e-records with a view to determining potential lay-friendliness and thus patient-centeredness. We also discuss whether access, by definition, is a progressive initiative and whether patient empowerment is always the same as patient-centeredness.

AB - Political correctness demands a patient empowering and patient-centered approach to health care and today patients are increasingly involved in, and responsible for, their own health. Patients are potentially subjected to large amounts of health information and, in a Danish context, patients have recently gained easy electronic access to their hospital records. Access, which used to be by application, is now only a few clicks away. This initiative is praised as patient empowering and patient-centered even though the e-records are not written for patients, but are the working tool of health professionals. Thus, an expert language text, as it stands, has to function as patient information. In this article, we examine the language of the e-records with a view to determining potential lay-friendliness and thus patient-centeredness. We also discuss whether access, by definition, is a progressive initiative and whether patient empowerment is always the same as patient-centeredness.

KW - patient empowerment

KW - patient-centeredness

KW - health literacy

KW - e-records

KW - lay-friendliness

U2 - 10.7146/hjlcb.v0i58.111683

DO - 10.7146/hjlcb.v0i58.111683

M3 - Journal article

SP - 157

EP - 173

JO - Hermes

JF - Hermes

SN - 0904-1699

IS - 58

ER -