The Internet and Health in Brazil

Challenges and Trends

Editors: Pereira Neto, André, Flynn, Matthew B. (Eds.)

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  • Analyzes how the Internet is transforming long established healthcare practices both from health professionals and ordinary citizens
  • Focuses in one of the countries with the highest numbers of Internet users in the world 
  • Addresses a wide range of topics, such as health communication, health education, health informatics and more
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The popularization of the Internet, due in larger part to the advent of multifunctional cell phones, poses new challenges for health professionals, patients, and caregivers as well as creates new possibilities for all of us. This comprehensive volume analyzes how this social phenomenon is transforming long-established healthcare practices and perceptions in a country with one of the highest numbers of Internet users: Brazil.

After an opening text that analyzes the Internet and E-Health Care as a field of study, the book comprises six parts. The first part introduces the emergence and development of the internet in Brazil, its pioneering experience in internet governance, digital inclusion, and online citizen participation. The second part is dedicated to internet health audiences by analyzing the cases of patients, the young, and the elderly seeking and sharing health information online, especially in virtual communities. The third part is dedicated to the challenges that the expansion of the internet in healthcare poses to all of us, such as the evaluation of the quality of health information available online and the prevention of the risks involved with online sales, cyberbullying, and consumption of prescription medicines. The fourth presents some innovative e-learning experiences carried out with different groups in Brazil, while the fifth part analyses some practical applications involving the Internet and health, including studies on M-Health, the Internet of things, serious games and the use of new information and communication technologies in health promotion. The last chapter analyses the future of healthcare in the Internet Age.

The authors establish a critical and creative debate with international scholarship on the subject. This book is written in a direct and comprehensible way for professionals, researchers, students of communication and health, as well as for stakeholders and others interested in better understanding the trends and the different challenges related to the social phenomenon of the internet in health.

About the authors

André Pereira Neto is a full professor at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil, where he coordinates the Internet, Health and Society Laboratory (LaISS) and teaches at the graduate program in Information and Communication in Health. Graduated in History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, he holds a Master in History from Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, a PhD in Public Health from the Rio de Janeiro State University and has carried out sabbatical studies in Sociology of Health at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Matthew B. Flynn is an Associate Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Georgia Southern University, USA. He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, has a Masters in Sociology from the London School of Economics, and received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include State, Society and Industry in Brazil’s AIDS Program (2014) and Challenging Immigration Detention: Scholars, Activists and Policy Makers (2017).

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • The Internet and Health in Brazil: Trends and Challenges

    Pereira Neto, André (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • An Introduction to the History of the Internet: A Brazilian Perspective

    Maynard, Dilton C. S.

    Pages 15-26

  • The Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet: A Pioneering Experience in Internet Governance

    Segurado, Rosemary

    Pages 27-45

  • Piraí Digital: A Pioneering Experience in Digital Inclusion

    Borges, Wilson Couto (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

  • Civil Society and Online Citizen Participation: A Case Study of the Nossas Cidades Network

    Camargo Penteado, Claudio Luis (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99289-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99288-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Internet and Health in Brazil
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Trends
Editors
  • André Pereira Neto
  • Matthew B. Flynn
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99289-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99289-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99288-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 459
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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