The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practice

The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practice

by Monica Murero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805858148

ISBN-13: 9780805858143

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practice is the expression of a new generation of e-researchers and practitioners committed to excellence in investigating a new and still little known phenomenon. This book presents an in-depth introduction to the field of health care and the Internet, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. It

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The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practice is the expression of a new generation of e-researchers and practitioners committed to excellence in investigating a new and still little known phenomenon. This book presents an in-depth introduction to the field of health care and the Internet, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. It combines expertise in the areas of the social sciences, medicine, policy, and systems analysis. With an international collection of contributors, as well as notable scholars from the United States, it provides a current examination of key issues and research projects in the area. Methods and data used in the chapters include personal interviews, focus groups, observations, regional and national surveys, online transcript analysis, and much more. nbsp; Sections in the book cover: *e-Health trends and theory; *searching, discussing, and evaluating online health information at the individual level of analysis; *discussing health information at the group or community level of analysis; and *implementing health information systems at the regional and social level of analysis. The Internet and Health Care will prove useful for university educators and students in the social, public health, and medical disciplines, including Internet researchers. It is also oriented to professionals in many disciplines who might appreciate an integrative theoretical, empirical, and critical analysis of the subject matter, including developers and providers of online health information. The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practiceis the expression of a new generation of e-researchers and practitioners committed to excellence in investigating a new and still little known phenomenon. This book presents an in-depth introduction to the field of health care and the Internet, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. It combines expertise in the areas of the social sciences, me

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805858143
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1E-health research3
2E-health : beyond Internet searches29
3E-resarch and e-learning : could online virtual environments help doctors take better care of patients?49
4The state of e-commerce in health : an examination, diagnosis, and prognosis67
5Media use theory and Internet use for health care83
6Singapore Internet users' health information search : motivation, perception of information sources, and self-efficacy107
7Patients' online information-seeking behaviour127
8Internet use in physician practice and patient interaction149
9Delivering the goods : midwives' use of the Internet177
10The mysterious maze of the World Wide Web : how can we guide consumers to high-quality health information on the Internet?195
11Online communities for mutual help : fears, fiction, and facts215
12The use of the Internet for health information and social support : a content analysis of online breast cancer discussion groups233
13Designing and implementing virtual patient support communities : a German case study255
14Technology and health information privacy : consumers and the adoption of digital medical records technology279
15Web-based computer-tailored feedback on alcohol use : motivating excessive drinkers to consider their behaviour313
16Telehealth in indigenous communities in the far north : challenges for continued development335
17Internet in the war against HIV/AIDS in Asia357
18New technologies and public health in developing countries : the Cell PREVEN Project375

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