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New telecommunications technologies promise to profoundly change the spatial and temporal relationship between health professional and patient. This paper reports results from an ethnographic study of the introduction of a videophone or ‘telemedicine’ system intended to facilitate faster and more convenient referral of patients with anxiety and depression in primary care, to a community mental health team. We explore the reasons for contest over the telemedicine system in practice, contrasting professionals’ critique of the technology in play with a more fundamental problem: the extent to which the telecommunications system threatened deeply embedded professional constructs about the nature and practice of therapeutic relationships.
Author(s): May C, Gask L, Atkinson T, Ellis N, Mair F, Esmail A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Social Science & Medicine
ISSN (print): 0277-9536
ISSN (electronic): 1873-5347
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Journal JUN 429FZ SOC SCI MED
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