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Lotte Piekema

University of Groningen

What is your role within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD?

I am a researcher working on the Online Visiting project. The aim of this project is to acquire insight into the different needs and wishes of residents and their loved ones when it comes to using ICT tools to facilitate social contact. Online visiting can help to soften the impact at times when in-person visiting is not possible, or it can be used to supplement in-person visits. We want to gather as much information as possible by asking residents, their loved ones, volunteers, professionals, managers and board members to share their experiences and insights. That information can then be used as the basis for a set of practical guidelines on the sustainable implementation of ICT tools.

What do you hope to achieve?

My goal is to ease the burden on families in this target group, so that they can spend less time making the necessary care arrangements or working out how to make use of the various provisions and more time just enjoying their time together. To achieve this goal, we need to combine our scientific knowledge with the knowledge and experience of the families in our target group.

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