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Navigating Digital Health Landscapes

A Multidisciplinary Analysis

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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

Part of the book series: Health, Technology and Society (HTE)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Digital Landscape

    • Anna Lydia Svalastog, Srećko Gajović, Andrew Webster
    Pages 1-11
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-14
    2. Narrative Genre and Health in the Digital Society

      • Anna Lydia Svalastog, Anne Leonora Blaakilde, Øystein Ringstad, Joyce Lamerichs
      Pages 15-42
    3. Legal Aspects of Knowledge Landscapes in Healthcare

      • Iñigo de Miguel Beriain, Ana Borovečki, Aleksandra Głos
      Pages 43-65
    4. Integrative Bioethics and Knowledge Landscapes

      • Denis Kos, Marko Kos, Hrvoje Jurić
      Pages 67-87
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-247
    2. Information Systems, Big Data and Knowledge Landscapes

      • Piek Vossen, Antske Fokkens
      Pages 249-268
    3. Safety and Security in Knowledge Landscapes

      • Dina Simunic, Predrag Pale
      Pages 269-295
    4. Visualization and Visual Analytics in Knowledge Landscapes

      • Margaret Varga, Helena Webb, Tomas Krilavičius, Martin Maiden
      Pages 297-318
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 319-321

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.

Keywords

  • Digital health
  • Knowledge systems
  • eHealth
  • Digital society
  • Science and Technology Studies

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Health and Welfare, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway

    Anna Lydia Svalastog

  • Department of Histology and Embryology, Croatian Institute for Brain Research University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

    Srećko Gajović

  • Department of Sociology, University of York, York, UK

    Andrew Webster

About the editors

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).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Navigating Digital Health Landscapes

  • Book Subtitle: A Multidisciplinary Analysis

  • Editors: Anna Lydia Svalastog, Srećko Gajović, Andrew Webster

  • Series Title: Health, Technology and Society

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8206-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-8205-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-8208-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-8206-6

  • Series ISSN: 2946-3386

  • Series E-ISSN: 2946-3378

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 321

  • Number of Illustrations: 28 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Medical Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Medical Anthropology

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-15-8206-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)