Narratives of empowerment and compliance: Studies of communication in online patient support groups

@article{Wentzer2013NarrativesOE,
  title={Narratives of empowerment and compliance: Studies of communication in online patient support groups},
  author={Helle Sofie Wentzer and Ann Bygholm},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 12},
  pages={e386-94}
}
PURPOSE New technologies enable new forms of patient participation in health care. The article discusses whether communication in online patient support groups is a source of individual as well as collective empowerment or to be understood within the tradition of compliance. The discussion is based on a qualitative analysis of patient communication in two online groups on the Danish portal sundhed.dk, one for lung patients and one for women with fertility problems. METHODS The object of study… CONTINUE READING
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