Health, Technology and Society

Navigating Digital Health Landscapes

A Multidisciplinary Analysis

Editors: Svalastog, Anna Lydia, Gajović, Srecko, Webster, Andrew (Eds.)

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  • Provides detailed analysis of the health information landscape, its geography, journeying through it, and how to ‘travel safely’
  • Offers a critical yet constructive perspective on the ways in which health information can be understood and managed
  • Multidisciplinary in focus, bringing together experts working in STS, information science, biomedicine, law and ethics, anthropology, and social policy to build a broad framework which has both analytical depth and diverse implications for policy and practice
  • Forms a rich and valuable resource for researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners (in health and social care) who have a strong interest in understanding how the digital health system is used and is reshaping the framing of and action on health needs and how these might be addressed now and in the future
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About this book

Navigating Digital Health Landscapes explores how users navigate the internet when searching for health information. It is the first book to conceptualise the internet as a landscape and the ways in which people navigate this digital world, including the complex entanglements between on and offline domains. It does so through a range of disciplinary perspectives from expert contributors across STS (science and technology studies), social anthropology, biomedicine, ethics and law, linguistics, social policy and computer scientists working in more technical aspects of tracking and visualising data and information on the internet. The book provides a unique and valuable contribution for those wishing to understand how digital technologies are affecting the design, implementation and use of digital systems to manage health information in different contexts.

About the authors

Anna Lydia Svalastog is Professor of Psychosocial work at Østfold University College, Norway. 
Srećko Gajović is Professor and Head of Department of Histology and Embryology at Zagreb University School of Medicine, and member of the Croatian Institute for Brain Research.
Andrew Webster is Emeritus Professor in the Sociology of Science and Technology at the University of York, UK and founder and member of the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Navigating Digital Health Landscapes
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Analysis
Editors
  • Anna Lydia Svalastog
  • Srecko Gajović
  • Andrew Webster
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-8206-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-8206-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-8205-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 321
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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