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: sandra subito
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 15:55
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 15:56
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/3536

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