Telecare Technologies and the Transformation of Healthcare


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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230300200
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Health Technology and Society Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the 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 ofthe Rachel Carson Prize awarded by the Society for Social Studies of Science (2005) and the Diana Forsyth Award of the American Medical Informatics Association (2009).

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Table of Contents

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

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