Care at a distance : on the closeness of technology / Jeannette Pols.Material type: BookSeries: Care & welfare: Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (204 pages) : illustrations.Content type: still image | text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9048513014; 9048516293; 9789048513017; 9789048516292.Subject(s): 2000-2099 | Community health services -- Administration -- 21st century | Home care services -- Technological innovations -- 21st century | Medical ethics | Medical informatics | Telecommunication in medicine -- Utilization -- 21st century | Telecommunication in medicine -- 21st century | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Communications Media | Delivery of Health Care | Disciplines and Occupations | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Health Occupations | Health Services Administration | Health Services | Informatics | Information Science | Medical Informatics | Medicine | Nursing Care | Patient Care Management | Patient Care | Telecommunications | Telemedicine | Therapeutics | Community health services -- Administration | Computing and information technology | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Holism | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference | Home care services -- Technological innovations | Medical ethics and professional conduct | Medical ethics | Medical informatics | Medical profession | MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine | MEDICAL -- Atlases | MEDICAL -- Essays | MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice | MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine | MEDICAL -- Osteopathy | Medicine | Medicine: general issues | Politics and government | Public administration | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General | Society and social sciences | Telecommunication in medicine | Telemedicine -- methods | Information technology | Medicine | Pubilc administrationGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Care at a distance.DDC classification: 610.28 Online resources: Digital version
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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.
"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.
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