Gender, Health And Information Technology In Context

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorEllen Balka, Eileen Green, Flis Henwood

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This volume breaks new ground by asking how our understandings of gender can be informed by exploring the socio-technical relations of ICTs in health care, and how far an appreciation of the ways in which gender works can inform and improve our understanding of how ICTs are being developed, implemented, and used in health care contexts.

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This volume breaks new ground by asking how our understandings of gender can be informed by exploring the socio-technical relations of ICTs in health care, and how far an appreciation of the ways in which gender works can inform and improve our understanding of how ICTs are being developed, implemented, and used in health care contexts...

ELLEN BALKA is Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada, where she also serves as director of the Assessment of Technology in Context Design Lab. She is particularly interested in issues related to gender and inequality, and whether or not information technology contributes to or challenges gender and ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.85 × 5.56 × 0.75 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023021634X

ISBN - 13:9780230216341

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Informing Gender? Health and Information Technologies in Context; E. Balka, E. Green & F. Henwood
All Change? Gender, Health and the Internet;  F. Henwood & S. Wyatt
Gendered Identities and Caring: Health Intermediaries and Technology in Rural and Remote Queensland; L. Simpson, M. Hall & S. Leggett
Geeks Who Care: Gender, Caring and Community Access Computers; L. Bella
Cyber-Burdens: Emerging Imperatives in Women’s Unpaid Care Work; R. Harris
Nursing Technologies? Gender, Care, and Skill in the Use of Patient Care Information Systems;  Z. Sharman
Gender, Information Technology and Making Health Work: Unpacking Complex Relations at Work; E. Balka 
Gendering Work? Women and Technologies in Health Care; P. Armstrong, H. Armstrong & K. Messing
Ungendering Women’s Health: Information Systems and Occupational Health Indicators; G. Le Jeune
‘It Can See into Your Body’: Gender, ICTs and and Decision Making about Midlife Women's Health; E. Green, F. Griffiths & A. Lindenmeyer
Conclusion: Reconfiguring the Gender, Technology and Health Relationship;  E. Balka, E. Green & F. Henwood