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Learning about cancer: initial findings from a study of the acceptability and usefulness of the web as a cancer information resource

Daniels, Harry and Derry, Jan and Rahman, Rubina and Young, Annie and James, Nick (2004) Learning about cancer: initial findings from a study of the acceptability and usefulness of the web as a cancer information resource. In: The effective management of renal cell carcinoma. Aesculapius Medical Press, London, pp. 205-214. ISBN 1903044316

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Additional Information: Co-authored chapter reporting on the initial findings of a Department of Heath funded research project examining information-seeking behaviour of patients diagnosed with cancer with particular reference to the web. The study was particularly interested in information seeking among minority ethnic cancer patients and those living in poverty. The chapter argues for the importance of analysing the social practices involved in information-seeking and for the need to develop an account of learning about cancer. The chapter builds on sociocultural theory to argue that notions of uncertainty, contingency and learning the knowledge landscape should be applied to the processes of learning about cancer. The chapter includes an account of data collection techniques developed to investigate users’ attitudes, beliefs and practices. The chapter is part of a book series on key advances in clinical practice for medical practitioners and alerts Oncologists to the educational dimension of providing information. Derry contributed 25% to the study and chapter.
Controlled Keywords: ICT and learning , Learning through the Lifecourse , Adults , Clinical setting (inc. hospital) , Community
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Education Foundations and Policy Studies
IOE Departments > Departments > Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 10:43
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 10:13
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1037
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