Aiding those facing health crises: The experience of the CHESS project

Robert P. Hawkins, Suzanne Pingree, David H. Gustafson, Eric W Boberg, Earl Bricker, Fiona McTavish, Meg Wise, Betta Owens

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We describe an interactive computer-based system that provides information, help, and support in a variety of packages to individuals facing a health-care crisis. But before discussing the Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (CHESS) project, it may be useful to raise some issues and caveats that apply to all of us. In the book and movie, Field of Dreams, an Iowa farmer plows under a field of corn and builds a complete baseball field because voices whisper to him, “If you build it, they will come.�? In the story, a dream team of baseball legends does come and play, justifying the farmer’s seemingly senseless actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth Promotion and Interactive Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical Applications and Future Directions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781136686221
ISBN (Print)0805822046, 9780805822045
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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