Informatics to support patient choice between diverse medical systems

Golden, Isaac, Stranieri, Andrew, Sahama, Tony, Pilapitiya, Senaka, Siribaddana, Sisira, & Vaughan, Stephen (2014) Informatics to support patient choice between diverse medical systems. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application and Services (Healthcom), IEEE, Natal, Brazil, pp. 111-115.

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Culturally, philosophically and religiously diverse medical systems including Western medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine and Homeopathic Medicine, once situated in places and times relatively unconnected from each other, currently co-exist to a point where patients must choose which system to consult. These decisions require comparative analyses, yet the divergence in key underpinning assumptions is so great that comparisons cannot easily be made. However, diverse medical systems can be meaningfully juxtaposed for the purpose of making practical decisions if relevant information is presented appropriately. Information regarding privacy provisions inherent in the typical practice of each medical system is an important element in this juxtaposition. In this paper the information needs of patients making decisions regarding the selection of a medical system are examined.

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ID Code: 78108
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Component, Complementary and alternative medicine, Holistic medicine, Health informatics
DOI: 10.1109/HealthCom.2014.7001823
ISBN: 978-1-4799-6644-8
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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