Telecare Technologies and the Transformation of Healthcare (Health Technology and Society)

Telecare Technologies and the Transformation of Healthcare (Health Technology and Society)

By: Nelly Oudshoorn (author)Paperback

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This books analyses what happens when healthcare moves from physical to virtual encounters between patients and healthcare professionals.

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About Author

Nelly Oudshoorn is Professor of Technology Dynamics and Healthcare at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Her research interests focus around issues of the development and use of new technologies in healthcare. She is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Prize awarded by the Society for Social Studies of Science (2005), the Diana Forsythe Award of the American Medical Informatics Association (2009) and the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize (2012).


Acknowledgements Introduction Who Cares? Theorizing Technology and the Transformation of Healthcare PART I: REORDERING CARE Promises, Scenarios and Silences Resistances and Boundary Work PART II: CREATING NEW FORMS OF CARE Telecare Workers: The Invisible Profession How Places Matter in Healthcare: Physical and Digital Proximity PART III: REDEFINING PATIENTS AND HOME Patients as Diagnostic Agents: Invisible work and Selective Use Inspecting Bodies and Coping with Disease at Home Conclusions: The Importance of Place, Proximity and Diversity Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781137579720
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2011
  • Number Of Pages: 251
  • ID: 9781137579720
  • weight: 325
  • ISBN10: 1137579722

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