Who cares? Exploring the concept of care networks for designing healthcare technologies

Sun Young Park*, Francisco Nunes, Andrew Berry, Ayşe Büyüktür, Luigi de Russis, Mary Czerwinski, Woosuk Seo

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Dealing with a chronic condition often involves daunting tasks and the participation of multiple people in care. Previous literature has documented collaboration between patients, clinicians, close relatives, friends, and paid carers. However, collaboration in care has been mostly examined as the work of dyads, such as patients and clinicians. In this workshop, we will explore the concept of care networks, which can better account for the numerous human and non-human actors and roles that compose care. We invite designers, researchers, and practitioners to participate in a full-day workshop in which we will reflect on empirical studies and theoretical accounts of care networks, and put forward an agenda for better acknowledging care networks in the research around healthcare technologies and systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event17th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ECSCW 2019 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: Jun 8 2019Jun 12 2019


Conference17th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ECSCW 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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