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Telecare technologies and the transformation of healthcare /
Nelly Oudshoorn.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
x, 241 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230300200 (hardback), 9780230300200 (hardback)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230300200 (hardback)
9780230300200 (hardback)
contents note
Introduction -- Who cares? -- Theorizing technology and the transformation of healthcare -- Promises, scenarios and silences -- Resistances and boundary work -- Telecare workers : the invisible profession -- How places matter in healthcare : physical and digital proximity -- 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.
catalogue key
8237363
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-234) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
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) and the Diana Forsythe Award of the American Medical Informatics Association (2009).
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Winner of the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2012
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Summaries
Main Description
This books analyzes what happens when healthcare moves from physical to virtual encounters between patients and healthcare professionals.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text analyses what happens when healthcare moves from physical to virtual encounters between patients and healthcare professionals.
Description for Bookstore
This book describes how telecare technologies transform healthcare by redefining the responsibilities and identities of patients and changing the spaces where healthcare is situated
Long Description
This book traces the changes in healthcare implicated in telecare technologies: information and communication technologies that enable care at a distance. What happens when healthcare moves from physical to virtual encounters between healthcare professionals and patients? What are the consequences for patients when they are expected to do things that used to be done by healthcare professionals? What actually happens when homes become electronically wired to healthcare organizations? These are urgent questions that are, however, largely absent in dominant discourses on telecare. Drawing on insights from science, technology and human geography, this work opens up novel accounts of the adoption and use of new technologies in healthcare. Nelly Oudshoorn shows how telecare technologies participate in redefining the responsibilities and identities of patients and healthcare professionals, introducing a new category of healthcare workers, and changing the kinds of care and spaces where healthcare is situated. This book intervenes critically into discourses that celebrate the independence of place and time by showing how places and physical contacts still matter in care at a distance.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: A Technogeography of Telecare
Who Cares?p. 3
Theorizing Technology and the Transformation of Healthcarep. 17
Reordering Care
Promises, Scenarios, and Silencesp. 35
Resistance and Boundary Workp. 68
Creating New Forms of Care
Telecare Workers: The Invisible Professionp. 91
How Places Matter in Healthcare: Physical and Digital Proximityp. 124
Redefining Patients and Home
Patients as Diagnostic Agents: Invisible Work and Selective Usep. 145
Inspecting Bodies and Coping with Disease at Homep. 168
Conclusions: The Importance of Place, Proximity and Diversityp. 190
Notesp. 212
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 235
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