Mediating Health Information

Mediating Health Information

This book examines the ways in which ordinary people locate and digest the amount of health information available today, focusing on the unexplored 'middle' place of human and technical mediators.

Author: N. Wathen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230227323

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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Welcome or not, most citizens in Western countries are unable to go through a day without receiving a dose of health information. This book examines the ways in which ordinary people locate and digest the amount of health information available today, focusing on the unexplored 'middle' place of human and technical mediators.
Categories: Political Science

Confidence and Legitimacy in Health Information and Communication

Confidence and Legitimacy in Health Information and Communication

[STO 13] STOCKWELL M.S., FIKS A.G., “Utilizing health information technology to
improve vaccine communication and ... WYATT S., HARRIS R., Mediating Health
Information: The Go-Betweens in a Changing Socio-Technical Landscape, ...

Author: Ceiline Paganelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119549727

Category: Medical

Page: 298

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The question of trust is crucial in the field of health. First, because health is indicative of particularly strong issues at the societal, regulatory, institutional or individual levels; secondly, because the boundaries between specialized information validated by legitimate instances and uncommitted information have become permeable; finally, because it appears to be central within relations between actors in the field. In this book, we propose to address the trust in terms of the information and communication phenomena that are at work in the health sector, and to look at the process of building the legitimacy of information in the health sector. health.
Categories: Medical

Health Technology and Society

Health  Technology and Society

We are primarily interested in mediators and mediation because, as the chapters
in this book demonstrate, health information is rarely, if ever, intermediated in a
simple, straightforward way. The fantasy of some policy-makers, played on by ...

Author: Andrew Webster

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811543548

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

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This book celebrates and captures examples of the excellent scholarship that Palgrave’s Health, Technology, and Society Series has published since 2006, and reflects on how the field has developed over this time. As a collection of readings drawn from twenty-two books, it is organized around five themes: Innovation, Responsibility, Locus of Care, Knowledge Production, and Regulation and Governance. Structured in this way, the book gives the reader a concise but nonetheless rich guide to the core issues and debates within the field. Complementing these narratives, the original authors have provided new reflection pieces on their texts and on their current work. This then is a book which in part looks back but also looks forward to emerging issues at the intersection of health, technology, and society. It uniquely encompasses and presents a range of expertise in a novel way that is both timely and accessible for students and others new to the field.
Categories: Social Science

Mediating Nature

Mediating Nature

Most often these devices connect to bodies in order to measure or mediate health
information, things like steps taken, heart rate, calories burned, and even offer
medical coaching and other information. As Isabel Pedersen argues in Ready to

Author: Sidney I. Dobrin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429678172

Category: Computers

Page: 174

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Mediating Nature considers how technology acts as a mediating device in the construction and circulation of images that inform how we see and know nature. Scholarship in environmental communication has focused almost exclusively on verbal rather than visual rhetoric, and this book engages ecocritical and ecocompositional inquiry to shift focus onto the making of images. Contributors to this dynamic collection focus their efforts on the intersections of digital media and environmental/ecological thinking. Part of the book’s larger argument is that analysis of mediations of nature must develop more critical tools of analysis toward the very mediating technologies that produce such media. That is, to truly understand mediations of nature, one needs to understand the creation and production of those mediations, right down to the algorithms, circuit boards, and power sources that drive mediating technologies. Ultimately, Mediating Nature contends that ecological literacy and environmental politics are inseparable from digital literacies and visual rhetorics. The book will be of interest to scholars and students working in the fields of Ecocriticism, Ecocomposition, Media Ecology, Visual Rehtoric, and Digital Literacy Studies.
Categories: Computers

Relational Concepts in Medicine

Relational Concepts in Medicine

Qualitative Health Research. Vol. 17, No. 5, 2007, pp. 639-651. Wathen, C.N.,
Harris, R. and Wyatt, S., 'Reflections on the Middle Space'. Mediating Health
Information: The Go-Betweens in a Changing Socio-Technical Landscape.
Wathen ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848880733

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 457

Categories: Medical

Mediating Mental Health

Mediating Mental Health

However, from the accounts cited in the first chapter by people with mental health
conditions and researchers, it is clear ... heads and that much of this is of obvious
relevance: opinions attitudes, values and norms, knowledge and information, ...

Author: Mr Michael Birch

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409495024

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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The problem of media representations about mental health is now a global issue with health agencies expressing concern about produced stigma and its outcomes, specifically social exclusion. In many countries, the statistic of one in four people experiencing a mental health condition prevails, making it essential that more is known about how to improve media portrayals. With a globally projected increase in mental health conditions Mediating Mental Health offers a detailed critical analysis of media representations in two phases looking closely at genre form. The book looks across fictional and factual genres in film, television and radio examining media constructions of mental health identity. It also questions the opinions of journalists, mental healthcare professionals and people with conditions with regard to mediated mental health meanings. Finally, as a result of a production project, people with conditions develop new images making critical contrasts with dominant media portrayals. Thus, useful and practical recommendations for developing media practice ensue. As such, this book will appeal to mental health professionals, people with conditions, journalists, sociologists, students and scholars of media and cultural studies, practitioners in applied theatre, and anyone interested in media representations of social groups.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E Health

Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E Health

The twin concepts of health information efficacy and technological efficacy
capture the perceived ability to seek out health ... health-related disparities by
suggesting mediating mechanisms through which health information orientation,
health ...

Author: Lazakidou, Athina A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660035

Category: Law

Page: 600

View: 840

Provides coverage of specific topics and issues in healthcare, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field.
Categories: Law

Health Disease and Causal Explanations in Medicine

Health  Disease  and Causal Explanations in Medicine

DISCUSSION Medical history and preventive medicine are disciplines closely
connected, just because they look at ... of the concepts of health and disease
prevailing outside the medical professions, the task of mediating medical
information ...

Author: L.Y Nordenfelt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400962835

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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On May 13-15, 1982, some 50 scientists and scholars - physicians, philos ophers and social scientists - convened at Hasselby Castle in Stockholm for the first Nordic Symposium on the Philosophy of Medicine. The topics for the symposium included (1) the concepts of health and disease, (2) classification in medicine, and (3) causality and causal explanations in medicine. The majority of the participants were Scandinavian but the symposium was also able to welcome four distinguished guests from other parts of the world, Professors Stuart F. Spicker and H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., U.S.A., Dr Anne M. Fagot, France, and Dr Werner Morbach, West Germany. The latter represented Professor Kazem Sadegh-zadeh, who unfortunately was prevented from attending. One of the main purposes of this symposium was to bring together people in Scandinavia who at present work within the field of Philosophy of Medi cine. This group is still relatively small but is growing rapidly, and the scholarly activity has recently been notable. This fact is clearly demonstrated by the presentation of 'Philosophy of Medicine in Scandinavia' in the Appendix of this volume.
Categories: Medical

Mediating Effect of Public Opinion on Public Policy The

Mediating Effect of Public Opinion on Public Policy  The

In that setting, information was treated as one of the components of the under-
lying turbulence that North (1990) describes as the pool from which potential
policy change emerges. The conclusion was that information about the Health
Security ...

Author: Richard E. Chard

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791485255

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

View: 604

Examines how public opinion has influenced health care policy.
Categories: Political Science

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology

... S., & Johnson, B. K. (2014). Selective exposure for better or worse: Its
mediating role for online news' impact on political participation. ... Mediated
health: Sociotechnical practices of providing and using online health information.
New Media ...

Author: S. Shyam Sundar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118426524

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 161

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology offers an unparalleled source for seminal and cutting-edge research on the psychological aspects of communicating with and via emergent media technologies, with leading scholars providing insights that advance our knowledge on human-technology interactions. • A uniquely focused review of extensive research on technology and digital media from a psychological perspective • Authoritative chapters by leading scholars studying psychological aspects of communication technologies • Covers all forms of media from Smartphones to Robotics, from Social Media to Virtual Reality • Explores the psychology behind our use and abuse of modern communication technologies • New theories and empirical findings about ways in which our lives are transformed by digital media
Categories: Social Science

User Driven Healthcare Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

User Driven Healthcare  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

Mediating. Ambiguous. Contexts. in. Pervasive. Environments. Nirmalya Roy
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore ... Such context information is useful
in a variety of applications, for example to manage health information to promote

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466627710

Category: Medical

Page: 1512

View: 595

User-Driven Healthcare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a global discussion on the practice of user-driven learning in healthcare and connected disciplines and its influence on learning through clinical problem solving. This book brings together different perspectives for researchers and practitioners to develop a comprehensive framework of user-driven healthcare.
Categories: Medical

Outsourcing and Offshoring of Professional Services Business Optimization in a Global Economy

Outsourcing and Offshoring of Professional Services  Business Optimization in a Global Economy

A context-specific mediating schema approach for information exchange
between heterogeneous hospital systems. International Journal of Healthcare
Technology and Management, 8(3/4), 298-314. Sarnikar, S., Zhao, J., & Gupta, A.
(2005, ...

Author: Gupta, Amar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049731

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 106

"This book discusses the considerations and implications surrounding the outsourcing and offshoring of professional services, such as software development computer-aided design, and healthcare, from multiple global perspectives. This book, offers industry professionals, policymakers, students, and educators with a balance between a broad overview and detailed analysis of offshore outsourcing, would make an invaluable addition to any reference library"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Psycho Oncology

Psycho Oncology

Table 8.3 Types of CognitiveAffective Mediating Factors Posited by the CSHIP
Model in Health Information Processing and Execution of HealthProtective
Behaviors Cervical risk encodings Appraisals regarding one's personal health
risks and ...

Author: Jimmie C. Holland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199363339

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 199

Originally published by Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field and remains the gold standard today. Edited by a team of leading experts in psycho-oncology, spearheaded by Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, the founder of the field, the text reflects the interdisciplinary nature and global reach of this growing field. Thoroughly updated and developed in collaboration with the American Psychosocial Society and the International Psycho-oncology Society, the third edition is a current, comprehensive reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers seeking to understand and manage the psychological issues involved in the care of persons with cancer and the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer risk and survival. New to this edition are chapters on gender-based and geriatric issues and expanded coverage of underserved populations, community based programs, and caregiver training and education.
Categories: Medical

Mediating Means and Fate

Mediating Means and Fate

This means that , for as long as patients do not learn to become more assertive
towards medical staff , this attitude will probably remain unchanged . Complete
and reliable information is not only necessary to make well - balanced decisions
in ...

Author: Saskia M. A. A. Brand

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004120335

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

View: 891

This ethnography of fertility provides a fascinating contribution to the debate on population growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. The thorough analysis of the rapidly changing urban environment illuminates the interests, strategies, and means of the various parties involved in demographic change.
Categories: Social Science

Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition

Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition

In addition , evidence is accumulating that exercise benefits brain health and
function , particularly in older adults . ... CVD , CEVD COPD Cognition Learning
Retrieval Attention Executive function Problem solving Information processing
speed ...

Author: Waneen Wyrick Spirduso

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736057862

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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This title seeks to expand on reader's understanding by examining whether and how physical activity could indirectly affect cognitive function by influencing mediators that provide physical and mental resources for cognition.
Categories: Psychology

Health Informatics Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information

Health Informatics  Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information

... cardiac events and mediating cardiac risk factors, a home based cardiac
rehabilitation program, known as the Care Assessment Platform (CAP), was
developed. In the CAP program, patients are required to manually enter health
information ...

Author: A.J. Maeder

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614990789

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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A more trusted environment for the management and use of health information would undoubtedly help to consolidate and accelerate the use of health informatics solutions as change mechanisms to drive the establishment and adoption of new models of care, as well as new technology-oriented healthcare processes. This book presents 35 papers from the Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012), held in Sydney, Australia, in July and August 2012. The theme of the conference is ‘Health Informatics - Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information’, and emphasises the importance of assuring the integrity and security of health data and communications. The papers range from deeply theoretical to intensely practical, and address many elements of contemporary health informatics research endeavours, as well as peripheral, but related topics. Australian research, developments and implementations are at the forefront of e-health, and are the focus of much international attention. The Federal Government has invested in the building of a National Broadband Network, lead implementation sites, telehealth delivery and personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR), launched 30 days before the conference. This book will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, industry innovators and all those who share the desire to deliver better healthcare to all.
Categories: Medical

Mediating Fictions

Mediating Fictions

Medical treatises, hagiogra- phy about holy women, and Marian literature about
the Virgin contain favorable representations of ... The word medianera should not
be confused with modern psychological or legal connotations implied by English
terms such as mediation or mediator. ... This literature provided readers with
valuable information about whom to rely on for effective healing in times of illness

Author: Jean Dangler

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 083875452X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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"Mediating Fictions examines the variety of strategies that these authors use to deprecate women healers, and in the process, to create early modern "others" to whom the ideal, male physician could be contrasted. Spill, La Celestina, and La Lozana andaluza all attempt to dissuade their readers from seeking the healing service of ordinary women."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Organizational and Social Perspectives on Information Technology

Organizational and Social Perspectives on Information Technology

ANALYSIS OF THE MEDICAL RECORD Marc Berg Erasmus University of
Rotterdam The Netherlands Abstract Many approaches critical of traditional ISD
make an ...

Author: Richard Baskerville

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792378369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 525

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This book is intended to mark the turn of the first century of the information age. The purpose of the book is to denote the transition from past to current to future investigations of the relationships and interactions among four major components: information systems (IS), information technology (IT), organizations, and society. These investigations share a primary focus on the interrelationships, not on the components themselves. The contributions to the book deal with the history of IS theory and technology, with the directions faced by those sharing the concerns of the field in its future research, and with attempts to draw these two views together. Five discourses collectively answer the key question: `What is the status of IS, as related to organizations and society, now that we stand at the juncture of the new century?' These discourses deal with the fundamental concepts, the classical and novel challenges, the conceptualization processes, automation, and new technology. What is our story as we turn the first century of the information age? We believe that IT is even more critical in social interaction in organizations, that human language barriers form fundamental roadblocks to IT implementation, that newer forms of IS integrate horizontally rather than vertically, and that the mix of skills and knowledge is changing. We also find that we lack integrated approaches to risk management, that new social costs are being unleashed on people by the wiring of society, and we are rushing headlong into globalized systems with our eyes closed. We reveal how the old end-user tension between central control and innovation has reappeared in the intranet world, how IT has been converted into a cultural commodity, and explore how the video screen has become the central means for discovering our relevance to our universe. We explore the surprising ways that machines have acquired human status, not through robotics, but rather through social construction. We discover new norms for defining the relationships and exchanges between human beings and computers. For example, gender defines IS success and web design defines social relationships. Consequently, we show how systems must now be developed interpretively, rather than through rational–technical IS design principles used in the last century.
Categories: Business & Economics

Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space

Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space

In relation to health, immigrants are portrayed as health tourists. ... onsite
observation of the newsroom revealed thatthe African Voice newspaper gathers
information aboutimmigration from governmental, nongovernmental, and media

Author: I. Rigoni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283405

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Through enhancing reflection on the treatment of cultural diversity in contemporary Western societies, this collection aims to move the debate beyond the opposition between ethnicity and citizenship and demonstrate ways to achieve equality in multicultural and globalised societies.
Categories: Social Science

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health

... have resulted in special interest in the relationship between literacy and health
and in the mediating construct “health ... Without the ability to understand health
care information in print and electronically, many patients face possible danger ...

Author: Dennis Raphael

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551303505

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 475

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Genetics and traditional risk factors such as activity, diet, and tobacco use cannot reliably predict whether we stay healthy or become ill. What then are the primary predictors of adult-onset diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, and many other diseases? The social determinants of health provide the answer: these are the socio-economic conditions that shape the health of individuals, communities, and jurisdictions as a whole. Social determinants establish the extent to which Canadians possess the resources to identify and achieve personal aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the environment. This perspective is the key to understanding patterns of health and illness in Canada today. Uniting top academics and high profile experts from across the country, this contributed volume is a unique undertaking that combines analysis of the current state of the social determinants of health, with explication of their effects. The contributions take a public policy approach that sees the mainsprings of health emerging from the social distribution of resources. The collection as a whole integrates insights from the health sciences, the sociology of health, and the political economy of health. Critical areas of investigation: Aboriginal status early life, education, and literacy work and unemployment food security gender health care services housing income and its distribution social safety net social exclusion
Categories: Health & Fitness