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Telecare Technologies and the Transformation of Healthcare

Telecare Technologies and the Transformation of Healthcare (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2011)

By Oudshoorn, Nelly

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Winner of the British Sociological Association Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize, 2012. This book traces the changes in healthcare implicated in telecare technologies: information and communication technologies that enable care at a distance. What happ...ens 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.
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ISBN 9781137579720
Released NZ 6 Jan 2016
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2011
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Series Health, Technology and Society
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ISBN-13 9781137579720
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Released 6 Jan 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2011
Edition 1st ed. 2011st
Author(s) By Oudshoorn, Nelly
Series Health, Technology and Society
Category Sociology, Social Studies
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Health Systems & Services
Number of Pages 241
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 610.285
Weight 326g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Home care services - Technological innovations, Medical care - Technological innovations, Telecommunication in medicine, Medicine, Social medicine
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly