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Author Pols, J. (Jeannette), 1966- author.

Title Care at a distance : on the closeness of technology / Jeannette Pols.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (204 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Care & welfare
Care & welfare.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 18, 2016).
Summary "This widely researched study demonstrates convincingly that neither grandiose promises nor nightmare scenarios have much to do with actual care practices employing telecare. Combining detailed ethnographic studies of nurses and patients involved in telecare with a broad theoretical framework from various disciplines, the author concludes that these practices leads to more rather than less intense caring relations, resulting from a spectacular raise in the frequency of contacts between nurses and patients. Patients are much taken with this, not because they feel they are finally able to manage themselves, but because they can 'leave things to the experts'. The patients find that caring is something that is best done for others. The book frames urgent questions about the future of telecare and the ways in which innovative care practices can be built on facts rather than hopes, hypes or nightmares"--Publisher's description.
Contents Nightmares, promises and efficiencies in care and research -- Part I: Norms and nightmares. Caring devices: about warm hands, cold technology and making things fit ; The heart of the matter: good nursing at a distance -- Part II: Knowledge and promises. Caring for the self? Enacting problems, solutions and forms of knowledge ; Knowing patients: on practical knowledge for living with chronic disease -- Part III: Routines and efficiencies. Zooming in on webcams: on the workings of a modest technology ; Economies of care: new routines, new tasks -- Conclusions on studying innovation. Innovating care innovation -- Appendix: Projects studied for this book.
Language English.
Subject Home care services -- Technological innovations -- 21st century.
Telecommunication in medicine -- 21st century.
Medical informatics.
Medical ethics.
Community health services -- Administration -- 21st century.
Telecommunication in medicine -- Utilization -- 21st century.
Telemedicine -- methods.
Patient Care.
Information Science.
Health Services.
Delivery of Health Care.
Patient Care Management.
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Communications Media.
Health Occupations.
Disciplines and Occupations
Health Services Administration.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Nursing Care.
Medical Informatics.
Medicine: general issues.
Medical profession.
Medical ethics and professional conduct.
Computing and information technology.
Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
Public administration.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Atlases.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
Community health services -- Administration. (OCoLC)fst00870961
Home care services -- Technological innovations. (OCoLC)fst00959157
Medical ethics. (OCoLC)fst01014081
Medical informatics. (OCoLC)fst01014175
Telecommunication in medicine. (OCoLC)fst01146012
Public Health.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Home Health Care Services.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Indexed Term Medicine
Pubilc administration
Information technology
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Pols, J. (Jeannette), 1966- Care at a distance. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012 9789089643971 (DLC) 2012476400 (OCoLC)800013858
ISBN 9789048513017 (PDF)
9048513014 (PDF)
9789048516292 (ePub)
9048516293 (ePub)
9789089643971 (pbk.)
9089643974 (pbk.)
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AU@ 000052912217
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GBVCP 1003698646
GBVCP 1009430866
GBVCP 865740801
NZ1 14935570
AU@ 000065899219

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