Hospital's Websites and Virtual Health Support Community – A Cross-cultural Contribution to the Issue
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Wydział Zarządzania (Uniwersytet Warszawski)
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Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Procedia Technology
ISSN
2212-0173
EISSN
Wydawca
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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URL
Rok publikacji
2013
Numer zeszytu
Complete
Strony od-do
1182-1191
Numer tomu
9
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Liczba arkuszy
1.10
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Pozostali autorzy
+ 2
Słowa kluczowe
en
Online “mutual aid communities” concerning “participatory” health issues
Community of the sick
Rhetorical analysis
Ethos
Pathos
Logos
Competent Analyst
Commercialization
Non-profit organization
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
This paper aims to address three major issues related to virtual “communities of the sick”: The first being whether hospitals’ websites can create virtual “communities of the sick” in different cultures, Secondly, if so, how? Finally, how is it possible, using so called global benchmarking, to improve services related to virtual health communities available on websites of hospitals? The rhetorical approach as a research methodology is used to analyze the information collected through websites of three selected hospitals: Apollo Hospital (India). KingNet Second Opinion Web-Hospital (Taiwan). Brodnowski Hospital (Poland). The situation of the last of these (which is characterized by a commercialization process) is treated as a starting point for the analysis. The rhetorical case studies are enriched by short descriptions of health care systems in the afore mentioned countries. Some suggestions on global benchmarking occur, in accordance to the use of hospitals’ websites for creating “communities of the sick”, as well as questions for discussion which can be founding the conclusion.
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Inne
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449234
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