The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practice

1st Edition

Monica Murero, Ronald E. Rice

Published May 23, 2006
Reference - 440 Pages
ISBN 9780805858150 - CAT# ER8662
Series: Routledge Communication Series

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The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practice presents an in-depth introduction to the field of health care and the Internet, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. It combines expertise in the areas of the social sciences, medicine, policy, and systems analysis. With an international collection of contributors, it provides a current examination of key issues and research projects in the area. Methods and data used in the chapters include personal interviews, focus groups, observations, regional and national surveys, online transcript analysis, and much more.
Sections in the book cover:
*e-Health trends and theory; 

*searching, discussing, and evaluating online health information at the individual level of analysis; 

*discussing health information at the group or community level; and 

*implementing health information systems at the regional and social level.

The Internet and Health Care will prove useful for university educators and students in the social, public health, and medical disciplines, including Internet researchers. It is also oriented to professionals in many disciplines who will appreciate an integrative theoretical, empirical, and critical analysis of the subject matter, including developers and providers of online health information.


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