Mediating Health Information: The Go-Betweens in a Changing Socio-Technical Landscape

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Nadine Wathen, Sally Wyatt, Roma Harris
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 15, 2008 - Social Science - 240 pages
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Welcome or not, most citizens in Western countries are unable to go through a day without receiving a dose of health information. This book examines the ways in which ordinary people locate and digest the amount of health information available today, focusing on the unexplored 'middle' place of human and technical mediators.

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Contents

Health Technology and Informediation
1
List of Figures
4
Health Intermediaries? Positioning the Public Library
38

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NADINE WATHEN is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario. She holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award to support her research, which includes: women's health, decision making, intervention research in the area of violence against women, translation and mobilization of research evidence to policy and practice, and projects on health information seeking and use. 

SALLY WYATT is Professor of Digital Cultures in Development at Maastrict University, The Netherlands, and a Senior Research Fellow with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on the relationship between technological and social change, especially on issues of social exclusion and inequality.

ROMA HARRIS is Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada. Currently, her work focuses on health information-seeking and she is leading the 'Rural HIV/AIDS Information Network Project' funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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