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Health, Technology and Society

Mediating Health Information

The Go-Betweens in a Changing Socio-Technical Landscape

Editors: Wathen, N., Wyatt, S., Harris, R. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

NADINE WATHEN is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario. She holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award to support her research, which includes: women's health, decision making, intervention research in the area of violence against women, translation and mobilization of research evidence to policy and practice, and projects on health information seeking and use. 

SALLY WYATT is Professor of Digital Cultures in Development at Maastrict University, The Netherlands, and a Senior Research Fellow with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on the relationship between technological and social change, especially on issues of social exclusion and inequality.

ROMA HARRIS is Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada. Currently, her work focuses on health information-seeking and she is leading the 'Rural HIV/AIDS Information Network Project' funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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'[A] good book...there is plenty here that will be of interest to those involved in making policy and practice decisions in the provision of health care and health information support'. - Sociology of Health and Illness


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Go-Betweens: Health, Technology and Info(r)mediation

    Pages 1-17

    Wyatt, Sally (et al.)

  • ‘Everybody’s Talking at Me’: Situating the Client in the Info(r)mediary Work of the Health Professions

    Pages 18-37

    Bella, Leslie (et al.)

  • Health Intermediaries? Positioning the Public Library in e-Health Discourse

    Pages 38-55

    Henwood, Flis (et al.)

  • To Filter or Not to Filter: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Librarians’ Use of Internet Filtering Techniques

    Pages 56-77

    Gibson, Elaine (et al.)

  • Invisible Logic: The Role of Software as an Information Intermediary in Health Care

    Pages 78-93

    Balka, Ellen (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediating Health Information
Book Subtitle
The Go-Betweens in a Changing Socio-Technical Landscape
Editors
  • N. Wathen
  • S. Wyatt
  • R. Harris
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-22732-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230227323
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20120-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29938-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 218
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