Medicine 2.0 - reflections on a pathology of the information society 

Show simple item record Capurro, Rafael 2014-06-10T05:50:03Z 2014-06-10T05:50:03Z 2013-06
dc.description I would like to thank the translators Monica Santana (South Africa) and Dr. Michael Eldred (Cologne) as well as Oscar Krütli (Córdoba, Argentina) and José María Díaz Nafría (León, Spain) for their invaluable critique of this text. en_US
dc.description.abstract This article is based on another article published in Spanish in the magazine Humanidades Médicas, number 47, February 2010 (pp. 1-15) and also on a lecture that was published in the FORUM MEDIZIN 21"Ärztin / Arzt sein im 21, January 2009.The article analyzes the impact that digital communication and information technology can have on medicine both as a science, and as a practice. The technological changes that lead to a Medicine 2.0 occur on several levels, such as: information overload, the physician-patient relationship, the self-perception of both physician and patient, as well as the concept of the human body and what is understood as sickness and as health. With the purpose of defining a pathology of the information society, an anthropological framework is proposed based on concepts developed by Swiss physician and psychiatrist, Medard Boss, illustrating with a few examples a systematic analysis of said pathology. The article concludes by proposing guidelines for an ethical outline of a Medicine 2.0 as a reference for preventive and therapeutic care in the information society. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Capurro, R 2013, 'Medicine 2.0 - reflections on a pathology of the information society', Innovation : journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa : Information Ethics, no. 46, pp. 75-96. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1025-8892
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dc.publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.rights University of KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.subject Medicine 2.0 en_US
dc.subject Digital communication en_US
dc.subject Information technology en_US
dc.subject Technological changes en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.title Medicine 2.0 - reflections on a pathology of the information society  en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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