Mobile phone-based healthcare delivery in a Sami area: Reflections on technology and culture

Andersen, Synnove Thomassen and van der Velden, Maja (2010) Mobile phone-based healthcare delivery in a Sami area: Reflections on technology and culture. In: Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2010 Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication Vancouver, Canada, 15-18 June 2010. School of Information Technology Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 53-68.

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Abstract

This paper analyses the redesign of psychiatric services for children and adolescents in a Sami area in the county of Finnmark in Norway. The project included the introduction of a new technology in support of a decentralized model for healthcare service delivery. We focus specifically on the role of culture in the development and implementation of a mobile phone application during the pilot phase of the project. In our analysis we draw on information infrastructure theory. We are in particular interested in the concept of generativity and critically assess its role of in the analysis of technology in a culturally diverse context.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2010
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 19:56
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:13
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2272

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