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OBJECTIVE To describe how clinicians deal with the uncertainty inherent in medical evidence in clinical consultations. DESIGN Qualitative study. SETTING Clinical consultations related to hormone replacement therapy, bone densitometry, and breast screening in seven general practices and three secondary care clinics in the UK NHS. PARTICIPANTS Women(More)
We present new UK research (1987-90) in the area of gender and office information systems design. Our paper will contribute to the CSCW debate in two areas. Methodology, where we use our case-study experiences to reflect upon the traditional computing approaches to office systems design. Secondly, participatory design, through our active involvement in the(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and a leading cause of death from cancer in women in Europe. Although breast cancer incidence is on the rise worldwide, breast cancer mortality over the past 25 years has been stable or decreasing in some countries and a fall in breast cancer mortality rates in most European(More)
The four papers selected for this special issue on gender and information and commulfications technologies were chosen from a seminar series sponsored by the UK'S Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The title of the seminar series was "Equal Opportunities On-Line" and it brought together men and women from the UK, and beyond, to discuss current(More)
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