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Table 6 A list of functions desired of the information and communication technology

From: Keep in touch (KIT): perspectives on introducing internet-based communication and information technologies in palliative care

Functions Desired of the Communication and Information Technology:
 • E-mail
 • Electronic chatting, texting
 • Access to social networking
 • Real-time audio and video communication for one-to-one conversations or for visits or meetings between groups of people (e.g. Skype)
 • Unlimited internet access
 • Access to on-line, timely, expert-mediated palliative care information and advice—i.e. Canadian Virtual Hospice (virtualhospice.ca)
 • Means for health care providers to conduct individual patient and family care planning conferences or to do patient/family teaching