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Geographies of eHealth: Studies of Healthcare at a Distance


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Title: Geographies of eHealth: Studies of Healthcare at a Distance
Authors: Petersson, Jesper
E-mail: jesper.petersson@socav.gu.se
Issue Date: 16-May-2014
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Sociology and Work Science ; Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap
Parts of work: Petersson, J. and Landzelius, K. (2014) Re)Producing the Fetal Patient: Tele-ultrasonography and the Constitution of Obstetrical Knowledges. Manuscript submitted.

Petersson, J. (2012) From Medicine by Wire to Governing Wireless: Changing Geographies of Healthcare. In B. Larsson, M. Letell, and H. Törn (Eds.), Transformations of the Swedish Welfare State, pp. 153-167.

Petersson, J. (2011) Medicine at a Distance in Sweden: Spatiotemporal Matters in Accomplishing Working Telemedicine. Science Studies 24(2): 43-63.

Petersson, J. (2014) Redesigning (Tele)Healthcare: Unfolding New Spaces of Visibility. Manuscript Submitted.
Date of Defence: 2014-06-13
Disputation: Fredagen den 13 juni 2014, kl. 14.00, Hörsal Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: STS Research Reports
19
Keywords: eHealth
Telehealthcare
Actor-network theory
space
information and communication technology
governmentality
Abstract: This thesis examines the proliferation of healthcare services using information and communication technology to overcome spatial and temporal obstacles. These services are given such names as telemedicine and telecare, which are sometimes grouped together as telehealthcare under the umbrella term eHealth. My main argument is that a prevalent and overoptimistic rhetoric of how the possibilities of digitalization are expected to produce a homogenous and ubiquitous healthcare space conceals man... more
ISBN: 978-91-981195-8-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/35674
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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