Nursing Students Digital Competencies for the Self-management of Patients: Development of the DigiNurse Model’s Interface

  • Pedro ParreiraEmail author
  • Paulo Santos Costa
  • Anabela Salgueiro-Oliveira
  • Paulo Alexandre Ferreira
  • Liliana B. Sousa
  • Inês A. Marques
  • Rafael Bernardes
  • Raija Kokko
  • João Graveto
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1016)


Background: While the need for self-management support is increasing in the current aging European society, digital skills and competences in supporting self-management is not commonly a part of the nursing curriculum. In order to respond to this societal challenge, the Digital Nursing Model (DigiNurse) will be developed by an international consortium, offering a structured concept to be incorporated in the nursing curriculum. This project was financially supported through the Erasmus+ program, through the Key-Action “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices”. The final goal is to develop a digital interface to be used by nursing students in the follow-up of patients with chronic diseases, guided by the key-principles of the DigiNurse Model. Objective: To reflect on the different theoretical contributions that supports the creation of digital interfaces to develop digital skills/competences in nursing students and professionals. Conclusion: The development of digital skills in nursing students is important for the follow-up of patients with chronic diseases. So, the analysis of different models will support the development of DigiNurse Model, whose implementation in educational and pedagogical models in nursing curricula can contribute to significant improvements in health care of patients with chronic illness.


Digital ICT Nursing Self-management Technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nursing School of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.The Health Sciences Research Unit: NursingCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Tampere UniversityTampereFinland

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