The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practice [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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

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; and

*implementing health information systems at the regional and social level.

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 will appreciate an integrative theoretical, empirical, and critical analysis of the subject matter, including developers and providers of online health information.

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"All chapters are extremely well referenced, and most are well illustrated with sample Web pages, charts, figures, or tables. Highly recommended. Graduate students and about in health education, information science, and public health."
—CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136683695
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 1,265,646
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

1 E-health research 3
2 E-health : beyond Internet searches 29
3 E-resarch and e-learning : could online virtual environments help doctors take better care of patients? 49
4 The state of e-commerce in health : an examination, diagnosis, and prognosis 67
5 Media use theory and Internet use for health care 83
6 Singapore Internet users' health information search : motivation, perception of information sources, and self-efficacy 107
7 Patients' online information-seeking behaviour 127
8 Internet use in physician practice and patient interaction 149
9 Delivering the goods : midwives' use of the Internet 177
10 The mysterious maze of the World Wide Web : how can we guide consumers to high-quality health information on the Internet? 195
11 Online communities for mutual help : fears, fiction, and facts 215
12 The use of the Internet for health information and social support : a content analysis of online breast cancer discussion groups 233
13 Designing and implementing virtual patient support communities : a German case study 255
14 Technology and health information privacy : consumers and the adoption of digital medical records technology 279
15 Web-based computer-tailored feedback on alcohol use : motivating excessive drinkers to consider their behaviour 313
16 Telehealth in indigenous communities in the far north : challenges for continued development 335
17 Internet in the war against HIV/AIDS in Asia 357
18 New technologies and public health in developing countries : the Cell PREVEN Project 375
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