Medicine 2.0: Reflections on a Pathology of Information Society

Capurro , Rafael Medicine 2.0: Reflections on a Pathology of Information Society. Infopreneurship Journal, 2014, vol. 1, n. 2, pp. 31-47. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The article analyzes the impact that digital and information and communication technology (ICT) can have on medicine both as a science, and as a practice. The technological changes that lead to what I call 'Medicine 2.0' occur on several levels, such as: information overload, the physician-patient relationship, the self-perception of both physicians and patients, 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 as a reference for preventive and therapeutic care in the information and knowledge society.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: information society; Medicine 2.0; pathology
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BD. Information society.
Depositing user: mr mahmood khosrowjerdi
Date deposited: 14 Jul 2014 15:28
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:32
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/23481

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